Lucian Freud : Real Lives
Dates: 24 Dec 2021 - 16 Jan 2022
Location: The Tate - Liverpool
It takes real skill to master the art of painting a sitter, demonstrating sheer patience, attention to detail and an understanding of the human psyche.
Lucien Freud was a British painter who lived from 1922 - 2011. He was widely celebrated for his accuracy when it came to his portraits. Freud was a very private man yet he was able to connect with those he painted which included his friends, family, fellow artists and lovers.
Please watch the following three minute film which features interviews from his daughters sharing an appreciation of his work:-
‘Lucian Freud : Real Lives’ is currently running now until 16th January 2022 at The Tate in Liverpool.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to view paintings, etchings and photographs featuring the artist’s most recognised sitters, these include:-
- His first wife Kitty Garman
- His friend and studio assistant David Dawson
- Performance artist Leigh Bowery.
Tickets range from £10 - £15. You can book tickets by visiting the website link:-https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/lucian-freud-real-lives
The late artist once spoke about how he channels his artistic persuasions,
“My work is purely autobiographical. It is about myself and my surrounding. I work from the people that interest me. I use the people to invent my pictures with and I can work more freely when they are there”.
Clearly a master of modern portraiture, discover more by coming along to this inspiring exhibition of his collective work.
^Alex Ashworth CCG Art Blogger