Opera House Presents “Lucian Freud: A Self-Portrait” as Part of Art & Architecture On Screen Series

 

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The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Lucian Freud: A Self-Portrait, a special cinematic examination of the renowned artist, on Thurs., Mar. 12, at 7 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Freud is also one of the very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency.  This production and the exhibition on which it is based displays more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself.

FREDONIA – The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Lucian Freud: A Self-Portrait, a special cinematic examination of the renowned artist, on Thurs., Mar. 12, at 7 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series.

For the first time in history, The Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, has brought together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.  The resulting exhibition displays 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, Freud is also one of the 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 aging and the process of self-representation.
The cinematic production which explores this intensely compelling exhibition represents a unique opportunity to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show.
The production runs approximately one hour, 20 minutes.
Individual tickets to Lucian Freud: A Self-Portrait are $15, ($10 students). A special flexible subscription of eight tickets that can be used however you want – one at a time to eight different events, all at once for eight people, or anything in between – is $116. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 716-679-1891, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at http://www.fredopera.org.

Support for Opera House programming comes from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County and from the Give for Greatness program of the Arts Services Initiative of WNY.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.fredopera.org.