vendredi 2 mars 2012

Freudian



'What do I ask of a painting? I ask it to astonish, disturb, seduce, convince.'
- Lucian Freud

As Londoners we are spoilt for choices of great art exhibitions, especially this quarter of the year, with David Hockney at the RA and Picasso at the Tate Britain and so on. But for certain, the Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery is the one that I will be frequenting for the next few months to come.

With more than 100 early and late works of the great British artist, the exhibition is unmissable. I spent a good few hours wandering, listening to the audio guide, and studying the paintings. The way that Freud so uniquely and eloquently captured human life and flesh, the contour of naked bodies and emotions - it overwhelms you with its disquieting silence, leaving you in awe yet unsettled.

The exhibition closes on 27 May 2012.


6 commentaires:

jessica sandoval a dit…

That first one is beautiful.
Sounds like such a perfect evening, walking around in a museum, listening to the audio tour... lovely.

K. Gray a dit…

lovely!

lola a dit…

It sounds like you had a good time, I would enjoy that too, x

Alexandra a dit…

So looking forward to seeing this.

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Anonyme a dit…

This looks like a wonderful exhibit. I agree I'm so spoiled by having world class museums at my doorstep. It's my favorite way to spend a few spare minutes.

lin a dit…

Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm aching with longing to go. Sometimes I think it's worth moving to London for the exhibits alone.