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Perspective, Tamara de Lempicka. Oil on canvas, 130.0 x 162.0 cm. Oil on canvas. 1923. Musee du Petit Palais, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Jupiter and Semele, about 1760, Jean-Baptiste Deshays de Colleville. Oil on canvas, 62 3/4 x 66 3/8 in. The Norton Simon Foundation, F.1970.04.P.

Lucien Freud painted big people with love and honesty instead of hate & condescension. He painted flesh as it really is, instead of the tidy, firm, prepubescent, plasticised matter society demands. But he would sometimes be criticised for exploiting them, cruelly turning them into circus show grotesques.