Lucian Freud: New Perspectives – The Credit Suisse Exhibition

Lucian Freud, National Gallery

This landmark exhibition is being staged by the National Gallery to mark the centenary of the birth of the major 20th-century artist Lucian Freud (1922–2011.)

This first significant survey of his paintings in 10 years will bring together a large selection of his most important works from across seven decades – spanning early works such as ‘Girl with Roses’ (British Council Collection) from the 1940s; to Reflection with ‘Two Children (Self-Portrait)’ (Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid) in the 1960s and right through to his famous late works, such as ‘The Brigadier’, 2003–4 (Private Collection.)

Freud’s celebrity has often overshadowed approaches to the artist’s work and the historical contexts in which it was made. This exhibition seeks to present new perspectives on Freud’s art, focusing on his tireless and ever-searching commitment to the medium of painting.

From his most intimate pictures to his celebrated large-scale canvases, ‘The Credit Suisse Exhibition – Lucian Freud: New Perspectives’ will give visitors the opportunity to see the astonishing range of work and the remarkable artistic development of one of Britain’s finest figurative painters.

Lead image:

Lucian Freud, Bella and Esther, 1988, Private collection © The Lucian Freud Archive. All Rights Reserved 2022/ Bridgeman Images

Duration 01 October 2022 - 22 January 2023
Times daily 10am–6pm and Friday until 9pm
Cost From £24 Monday – Friday From £26 Saturday and Sunday
Venue National Gallery
Address Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
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