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EXHIBITION ON SCREEN – LUCIAN FREUD: A SELF PORTRAIT

Garter Lane, Thursday January 30th 2020 at 7:30pm

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EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, the award-winning and much-loved cinematic series, that explores the lives and artwork of history’s most revered artists, returns for a seventh season.

Providing access to the world’s greatest art and artistic institutions, each film offers a cinematic journey into the personal and creative lives of history’s best-loved artists. Since being launched in 2011 by filmmaker Phil Grabsky, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN has released 22 films which have been shown in over 60 countries across the globe reaching almost 3 million seats sold!

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 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 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.

Directed by David Bickerstaff

Running Time – 80 minutes

Watch Trailer – Click Here

Tickets – €10| Concession – €5| Book Here

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