Lucian Freud Portraits
Past beyond the gallery archive
2 July - 28 October 2012
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, United States
Admission charge will apply
- Touring exhibition
by Lucian Freud, 1947
Private Collection; Image: Lucian Freud Archive © Lucian Freud
Lucian Freud (1922 – 2011) was one of the greatest artists of the past sixty years. 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.