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Lucian Freud Portraits

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Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985 © Photo: Courtesy Lucian Freud Archive
Lucian Freud Portraits

St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE
United Kingdom
February 9th, 2012 - May 27th, 2012
Opening: February 9th, 2012 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.npg.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
westminster
EMAIL:  
emacnair@npg.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 020 7321 6620
OPEN HOURS:  
Open daily 10am - 6pm; Late night opening Thursday and Friday until 9pm
TAGS:  
realism
COST:  
Admission charge will apply

DESCRIPTION

Lucian Freud is regarded by many as the world’s greatest living realist painter. Paintings of people are central to his work and this major exhibition will be the first to focus on his portraiture.

The exhibition will be divided into broad thematic groups which concentrate on particular periods, groups of sitters and formal considerations to demonstrate Freud’s stylistic development and technical virtuosity. Insightful paintings of the artist’s lovers, friends and family, referred to by the artist as ‘people in my life’, have been selected to demonstrate the psychological drama and unrelenting observational intensity of his work.

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