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Life Above Everything: Lucian Freud & Jack B. Yeats

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

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Lucian Freud (1922–2011) was a huge admirer of Jack B. Yeats (1871–1957) – he hung a pen-and-ink drawing by the older Irish artist beside his bed for more than two decades. This exhibition is the first to pair the two artists, who each took figurative painting in a new and highly individual direction. Find out more from IMMA’s website. 

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From the Tram Top From the Tram Top

From the Tram Top (1927), Jack B. Yeats. Photo: Denis Mortell; © Estate of Jack B. Yeats, DACS London/IVARO Dublin, 2019

Girl with Beret (195–52), Lucian Freud.

Girl with Beret (1951–52), Lucian Freud. Courtesy Manchester Art Gallery, UK; © The Lucian Freud Archive/Bridgeman Images.

The Flapping Meeting (1926), Jack B. Yeats.

The Flapping Meeting (1926), Jack B. Yeats. Photo: Denis Mortell; © Estate of Jack B. Yeats, DACS London/IVARO Dublin, 2019

Girl with Roses (1947–48), Lucian Freud.

Girl with Roses (1947–48), Lucian Freud. Courtesy British Council, London, UK; © The Lucian Freud Archive/Bridgeman Images

Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman (1900–05), Jack B. Yeats.

Portrait Figure of an Irish Gentleman (1900–05), Jack B. Yeats. Photo: Denis Mortell; courtesy of The Model, home of The Niland Collection

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