Royal Academy

Lucian Freud: Self-portraits

27 October 2019 — 26 January 2020

Lucian Freud, Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985.

As a long-time super fan of Lucian Freud, I’ve been looking forward to this exhibition since it was announced. Beautiful self-portraits spanning nearly seven decades, providing aa fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter. Buy your tickets quickly as the demand is expected to be high.

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Royal Academy

Antony Gormley

21 September — 3 December 2019

Antony Gormley, Clearing VII, 2019.

I went to Ai Weiwei’s exhibition in the main galleries at the Royal Academy a few years ago and still rave about it, so I’m hoping for great things from the Antony Gormley exhibition. I don’t know a huge amount about Gormley, other than his Angel of the North installation, so I’m intrigued to learn more about his sculptures. The exhibition will explore Gormley’s wide-ranging use of organic, industrial and elemental materials over the years, including iron, steel, hand-beaten lead, seawater and clay.

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National Gallery

Paul Gauguin

7 October 2019 – 26 January 2020

Paul Gauguin, Still Life with ‘Hope, 1901

My on-going love for impressionism, post-impressionism and fauvism continues with this exhibition. Gauguin is now recognised by his experimental use of colour and Synthetist style that were distinct from Impressionism. The post-impressionist was hugely influential on the likes of Matisse and Picasso.

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