The work of three outstanding figurative painters comes under the spotlight at Victoria Art Gallery.
Celebrating the life and work of Lucian Freud, John Minton and Adrian Ryan, this exhibition explores their friendship and practices, including works from their formative years before and during the war and before Minton’s suicide in 1957.
The exhibition will include early works from each artist as well as works done following the suicide of Minton, where lonely figures began to frequent the work of both Freud and Ryan. All three artists explored the theme of domestic intimacy, and the exhibition will look at how their work contributed to overall landscape of pre-war modern art. A catalogue and specially commissioned film will accompany the exhibition.
This exhibition is supported by the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.