Exhibition on Screen
Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait
Directed by David Bickerstaff
$12 / $10 Speed members
For the first time in history, the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.
The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints, and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th century artists who portrayed himself with such consistency.
Spanning nearly seven decades, his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to his final piece executed 64 years later. When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of aging and the process of self-representation. This intensely compelling exhibition creates a unique opportunity for Exhibition on Screen to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show. A must-see for anyone interested in 20th and 21st century art. 2020, U.K., DCP, 80 min. Recommended for 13+.