Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait


Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait

Commences September 11
(E) 1h 20m


Directed By: David Bickerstaff

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
One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian
Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed
themselves 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 the final one executed 64 years
later. When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing
study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of selfrepresentation