Lucian Freud

Posted on: February 9th, 2012

The National Portrait Gallery London will be opening an exciting exhibition on Lucian Freud’s Portraits. The exhibition which will run until late May and focuses on Freud who is considered one of the most important and influential artists of his generation. Portraits were a key part of his oeuvre and the exhibition will display seventy years worth of his portraiture! ‘I’ve always wanted to create drama in my pictures, which is why I paint people. It’s people who have brought drama to pictures from the beginning. The simplest human gestures tell stories.’ -Lucian Freud

With so many portraits the exhibition is subdivided into particular periods and groups of sitters which illustrate Freud’s stylistic development and technical virtuosity. Featuring over 100 works from museums and private collections throughout the world, some of which have never been seen before, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience the work of one of the world’s greatest artists.