Lucian Freud

Mrz 8, 2012


As Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011) said “The simplest human gestures tell stories,” portrait paintings played a major role within the work of Freud,who is said to be one of the most important and influential artists of his generation.

Produced in close collaboration with the late Lucian Freud, the exhibition concentrates on particular periods and groups of sitters which illustrate Freud’s stylistic development and technical virtuosity. Insightful paintings of the artist’s lovers, friends and family, referred to by the artist as the ‘people in my life’, will demonstrate the psychological drama and unrelenting observational intensity of his work.

National Portrait Gallery

February 9th – May 27th, 2012
St Martin’s Place
London WC2H 0HE