"Girl with Kitten" by Lucian Freud
I kind of like this early (1947) painting of Freud’s first wife “Kitty” with a Kitty. The style is completely different from the frank and fleshy nudes he will become famous for, but I prefer it. As the grandson of Sigmund, Lucian must have known the deep psychological significance of a woman portrayed in the act of choking a kitten. Clearly Freud was traumatized, at an early age, by brood of nasty kittens and will spend the rest of his life taking it out on the many wives and daughters that follow. GNAY would never do that. GNAY 4 – Freud 0.