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Lucian Freud: study visit in London

We have a must-see study visit coming up at the National Portrait Gallery in London on Tuesday 22 May to see the retrospective of Lucian Freud’s work. We have a talk in a lecture theatre booked for 11.30 so its imperative that you arrive on time. Please aim to be at the entrance by 11.15am. The lecture runs for an hour. Then we’ll have a walk around the exhibition, with timed entrance at 12.30. We expect to have completed our visit by around 3pm. We think this will be popular, so don’t delay in booking. Email to secure your free place (though please note that students who haven’t been on study visits before will be given some priority). We plan to share email addresses between students who attend a study day. Please let us know if you are NOT happy to do this.
Meanwhile take a look at the analysis of the painting above (Standing By the Rags (1988-9) on 4 on Demand here. You’ll have to register if you haven’t used this service before. The video does an interesting look at different treatments of the body, looking in addition to Freud, at Arman’s Condition of Women I (1960) and John Coplan’s Self Portrait (1994), part of which is on the right.

Posted by author: Jane Parry
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