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Artist in conversation: Jenny Saville RA and David Dawson

Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits


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Wednesday 6 November 2019
6.30 — 7.45pm

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Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits

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Jenny Saville, Reverse, 2002 - 2003.

oil on canvas. 213.4 x 243.8 cm. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian. Photo: Robert McKeever.

Join us for an in-conversation on self-portraiture between contemporary artist Jenny Saville RA and long-standing assistant to Lucian Freud, David Dawson.

Spanning nearly seven decades, Freud’s paintings in Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits trace the evolution from the linear graphic works of his early career to the fleshier, painterly style he became synonymous with.

Join us for a special in-conversation with co-curator of the exhibition, David Dawson, and contemporary painter Jenny Saville RA. Saville, like Freud, is known for her visceral, large-scale canvases depicting the human body. At this talk, she reflects on her relationship to self-portraiture and the effect it has had on her career, while Dawson offers insight into Freud’s approach to the theme and its role in his development as a painter.

This event will be chaired by Tim Marlow, the RA’s Artistic Director.

The talk will be accompanied by speech to text transcription courtesy of Stagetext.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Wednesday 6 November 2019

6.30 — 7.45pm

Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Royal Academy of Arts

£20, £12