Lucian Freud bei NPG

Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985. © The Lucian Freud Archive.



"I've always wanted to create drama in my pictures, which is why I paint people. It's people who have brought drama to pictures from the beginning. The simplest human gestures tell stories."

Lucian Freud (1922-2011). Paintings of people were central to his work and this major exhibition, spanning over seventy years, was the first to focus on his portraiture. We saw it at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Girl in Bed, 1952. © The Lucian Freud Archive.