Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait
Friday, April 5, 2024 at 7:00 PM
A MODERN BRITISH MASTER REVEALED
“Looks at the drama of the paintings, and goes into great detail in the company of very learned critics”
The Robert Elms Show, BBC Radio London EXHIBITION ON SCREEN presents Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait. One of the most celebrated British painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves in self-portraiture with such consistency.
“A well-rounded Study. Art lovers will enjoy the explication of Freud’s working methods, the close-ups of cruddy brushes; while gossip-fanciers will lap up the ‘bad boy’ anecdotes.”
Total Film Magazine 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. This intense and unflinching gaze has produced a body of powerful, figurative works that places him in the forefront of great British painting. Featuring fascinating interviews with past sitters, friends and leading art experts such as Tim Marlow (Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts, London) and Martin Gayford (Art Critic and Writer), this intensely compelling documentary reveals the life’s work of a master which, when seen together, represents an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation.
Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running time: 86 minutes
Presented in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art.
Additional screening Thursday, April 11 at the Columbus Museum of Art