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Paris to host Lucian Freud - The Studio

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Paris to host Lucian Freud - The Studio
If you're chilling your beans in a Paris hostel this week and are wondering what on earth you could get up to that you haven't already considered, then taking in a new exhibition that is being put on at the Pompidou Centre from Wednesday could be a great idea.

Lucian Freud - the grandson of Sigmund himself - is, according to Expatica, bringing 47 of his works to the gallery, the first time the City of Lights has showcased his masterpieces since back in 1987. Those who head to the museum to check out Lucian Freud - The Studio will be able to ooh and aah over signature pieces such as his self-portrait, done in 1993, of the artist as an old man, brandishing his paintbrush around like a weapon.

Speaking regarding his work, the painter once said: "[It] is purely autobiographical. It is about myself and my surroundings. It is an attempt at a record."

If you do decide to go - and you have a bit of time because it's on until July 19th - don't forget to spend a few moments considering Paddington, which is being included alongside a collection of other full-size pictures and for which he won his first big art prize. The Painter's Room is also being put on display, which was created in 1944 and was part of his first solo exhibition.

He's also daubed pictures of several famous people, such as the Queen - although this wasn't hugely well received and was denounced by red top paper the Sun as "a travesty" - and Kate Moss while pregnant, a piece that did much better and sold for lots in 2004.

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