Lucian Freud "Portraits" @ National Portrait Gallery, London

April 13, 2012

One of the best exhibitions we have seen in quite some time is the Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition being held at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Lucian Freud was one of the most famed and talented painters of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His portraiture is unprecedented in its intensely psychological attention to detail .

Currently on view until May 27th is a retrospective of his portraits spanning the majority of his career focusing on the various subjects that moved in and out of his work. Lovers, families, and friends that include famed fellow painters such as David Hockney and Francis Bacon all constitute as the subjects of Lucian Freud's intense gaze as we see the painter's life spelled out not through written language but through a collection of lively canvases that catalogue the various stylistic and personal developments in Freud's life.