IMMA Collection Freud Project, 2016 – 2021
IMMA secured a significant five-year loan of 50 works by one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud in 2016. This exhibition, which presents 29 paintings and 8 works on paper, alongside the The Artist’s Mother project, will conclude this long-term loan. This summer will be the final opportunity to view these exceptional paintings.
The IMMA Collection: Freud Project presents 29 paintings and 8 works on paper in this exhibition. Freud is widely recognised as one of the greatest realist painters of the twentieth century, renowned for his intimate, honest, often visceral portrayal of the human form. He changed the way we see portraiture and the nude in art. The works in this exhibition, mainly dating from 1970 onwards, explore several of the artist’s key themes such as portraiture, self-portraiture, still-life, animals and nature. They include portraits of his family, other artists, an art writer, his art dealer, business people and his doctor. The loans also reflect his friendships and contacts within the racing world, his love of horses and dogs, his interest in the physical and psychological relationships between human and animal sitters, his studio and garden.
IMMA secured a significant five-year loan of 50 works by Lucian Freud in 2016. The exhibitions IMMA Collection Freud Project and The Artist’s Mother: Lucie and Daryll a response by Chantal Joffe, will conclude the Freud Project, this summer will be the final opportunity to view these exceptional paintings.
Related events include a new contemporary music commission, Soul Outsider by Deirdre Gribbin, performed by Crash Ensemble; public online talks include Chantal Joffe in conversation with Katy Hessel, writer and curator, and Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections, IMMA; and The Artist’s Mother Past and Present researched and narrated by poet Annie Freud and arts writer Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams.
Tuesday 11:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 11:30 - 17:30
Thursday 11:30 - 17:30
Friday 11:30 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 12:00 - 17:30