Lucian Freud - The Studio

With his first major retrospective in Paris in more than 20 years, Lucian Freud reveals the intimate relationship between the artist and his subject. VIEW OUR GALLERY.

© David Dawson, courtesy of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, Londres

© David Dawson, courtesy of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, Londres

Lucian Freud: 1922-2011

These photos come from Lucian Freud's exhibition "The Studio" which appeared at the Pompidou Centre of Modern Art in Paris in 2010.

The exhibit, which consisted of approximately four dozen of Freud's flesh-filled works, included multimillion-dollar paintings from private collections that the public can rarely admire. The retrospective spanned Freud's lengthy career, and conveyed the depth of the refreshing intimacy that soaks his work with a ironic authenticity that can be alternately captivating and difficult to absorb in a world where people go further than ever to make representations of themselves appear "perfect."

Freud died on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the age of 88.

Image: Naked Admirer, 2004, Admiratrice nue, 2004-2005 Photographie - 59 x 76 cm

© Lucian Freud; Photo by John Riddy

Large Interior, Notting Hill, 1998

Grand Intérieur, Notting Hill, 1998 Huile sur toile - 215,1 x 168,9 cm Collection particulière

© David Dawson, courtesy of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, Londres

Working at Night, 2005

[Au travail la nuit] Photographie - 56,7 x 76 cm

© David Dawson, courtesy of Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, Londres

Painter’s Garden with Eli, 2006

[Le Jardin du peintre avec Eli] Photographie - 56,5 x 75,8 cm

Photo © José Loren, Museo Thyssen-Bornemiska, Madrid ©Lucian Freud

Reflection with Two Children (Self-Portrait), 1965

Reflet avec deux enfants (autoportrait), 1965 Huile sur toile, 91 x 91cm Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemiska

Photo © DR ©Lucian Freud

Leigh under the Skylight, 1994

[Leigh sous la lucarne] Huile sur toile - 271 x 121 cm Collection particulière

Photo © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ©Lucian Freud

After Cézanne, 2000

D’après Cézanne, 2000 Huile sur toile, 214 x 215cm (dimensions irrégulières) Canberra, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased with the assistance of the Members of the NGA Foundation, including David Coe, Harold Mitchell AO, Bevelly Mitchell, John Schaeffer and Kerry Stokes AO, 2001