Tuesday, April 1, 2014

L - Lucian Freud Exhibit, Kunst Historisches Museum, Vienna

This week's Our World Tuesday / ABC Wedneday contribution is a continuation of last week's Kunst Historishes Museum post.

During my visit, there was an ongoing special exhibit on the artist Lucian Freud [click to see wiki bio].

Photography wasn't allowed in the actual exhibit (and it was filled to the brim with people!).

But what you see in the next photo are some of the paintings on display.

Right outside you will find a museum shop selling only Freud items.

They have highly informative and visual books in the shop for those art aficionados out there.

I highly recommend this museum.

They have a vast (and quite consistent) collection from other famous painters as well and it doesn't end there. The paintings are but a fraction of what this museum has to offer. I could spend a whole day in there and still find that there are more to see.

[*For more info, visit the official website at: http://www.khm.at.]


Prior to this, I have been to another Lucian Freud Exhibit at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid. It was a joint Frued-Watteau exhibit (Freud's style is closely compared and somehow similar to that of Watteau.). On display were mostly commissioned portraits (nothing too revealing of this sort). The strokes and the painting style were so consistently Freud even so.

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Roger Owen Green said...

Know the name, but not the work. Interesting stuff, apparently.

Susan Moore said...

Interesting work, I'd love to see this exhibit1

photowannabe said...

Not familiar with his work. Thanks for the information.

Photo Cache said...

given my limited art knowledge, i must admit that i am not familiar with his work. looks quite intriguing though.

frankly my dear

Reader Wil said...

Impressive exhibition! What would Siegmund think of it? I bet he would have liked it!
Wil, ABCW Team

Gattina said...

Certainly very interesting !
ABC team

magiceye said...

Sure seems an amazing place!

Tanya Breese said...

i wasn't aware of his work but wow, what an interesting museum!

Halcyon said...

Some very interesting works there. And very realistic! :)

jeannettestgermain said...

I know painting styles are highly subjective, but I wish he would use different colors (am a painter myself)

Joy said...

I didn't 'get' Freud from seeing photographs of his paintings until I saw an small exhibition dedicated to him and his works for real, blew me away, what amazing paintings when you see them for real or should one say, in the flesh. The end of a perfect museum visit is always the shop and this one looks perfect for the postcard collector.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very interesting post! I looked your former posts. I knew that you travelled all over the world.
Very fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Rajesh said...

Very interesting.