FOR the first time the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together an exhibition of Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.
Intertwined with artist biographies and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the galleries, a special cinema event is being held at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis in collaboration with the Royal Academy.
The exhibition has more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself.
One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency.
Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later.
When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation.
This intensely compelling exhibition creates a unique opportunity for this cinema event to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show.
The exhibition screening will be held at the Marine Theatre on Wednesday, January 29 with the bar opening at 2pm for a 3pm start.
Tickets include £10 in advance or £12 on the door, including a cup of tea, or £25 for a combined ticket for three events (Lucian Freud, Frida Kahlo and Easter in Art). There is also a 10 per cent discount for theatre members.
To book call 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com