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Exhibition on Screen: Lucian Freud – A Self Portrait Rated PG

Exhibition on Screen: Lucian Freud – A Self Portrait

Dir. David Bicketstaff. UK, 2019. 1h 20m.

For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits. The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself.

This documentary looks at these works, spanning nearly seven decades, which give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter. For Lucian Freud the act of ’looking’ was everything. This film is very much about the self, the progress of time and one man’s intense struggle with the making of making art.