Last week Britsh artist Lucian Freud passed away. I remember seeing a retrospective of his work while traveling in Italy 6 years ago. Seeing his work in person left an impression in my memory. His large paintings are so rich, raw, and surreal. He studied the human form and painted the figure with intense detail. Here are two postcards I bought at the exhibit. He is known for his figure paintings but here are spme animal portraits that represent his beautiful brushstrokes.