Lucian Freud: Portraits of Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza

Exhibition May 29 − August 7, 2021
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum presents an exhibition "Lucian Freud: Portraits of Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza".

In celebration of the centenary of Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza (1921/2021), the museum is expanding its collection dedicated to the figure of its founder. The event became reality thanks to the portraits that the British artist Lucian Freud created in 1981 and 1985. The portraits on display show the deep complicity and long-term creative relationship that has developed between them.

The exhibition concludes with Jean-Antoine Watteau's painting "Pleased Pierrot" (1712), which appears against the background of the first portrait on the shoulder of the baron and whose main figure could be a reference to Freud in the development of the painting.

Based on site materials Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.