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Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait – English Art Documentary 2020.

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Length of the film: 80 minutes

In January 2023, Pannonia Entertainment Ltd. will continue EOS, Exhibition on Screen, a British fine art series, and in addition to publishing new episodes, it will return again and again to portraits of previous, highly successful or even curiosities.

The Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, collected and presented Lucian Freud’s self-portraits for the first time between October 27, 2019 and January 26, 2020.

The exhibition featured more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings by the master of contemporary British art who died in 2011, the grandson of Sigmund Freud. Today’s world-famous painter is among those of the XX. he was one of the artists of the 20th century who, for decades, consistently directed their attention to themselves again and again, and continuously recorded the changes in their self-image.

When Lucian Freud was asked if he was a good model for himself, he replied: “No, I do not accept what I am confronted with when I look at myself; and this is where the problem begins.” It is precisely this “problem” that makes Freud’s self-portraits so fascinating. With each image, he began to express himself anew.

The exhibition brings together works from seven decades, the earliest picture was taken in 1939, and the last one 64 years later. The selection offers a fascinating insight into both the creator’s psyche and his artistic development. The pictures not only report on the aging process, but also reflect changes in self-representation and self-evaluation.

In his youth, we see the painter as the Greek hero Acteon, and finally as a drooping old man who stands naked in front of us in boots without laces. We can follow his creative methods from his early graphic works dominated by lines to the pastose paintings built from thick brush strokes, in which he found his own style.

For Lucian Freud, with the act of looking and observing, the gaze embraces the universe. The film from the exhibition is a unique opportunity to get to know the art and thinking of a great contemporary master.

In English, with Hungarian subtitles – Age limit is over 12 years.

Recommendation by Aggie Reiter

Temple of Art – “Intoxicating Venice” – Uránia National Film Theater – Budapest

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Original title: Venice: Infinitely Avant-Garde –  Italy 2021  – 92 min. 

Uránia National Film Theater  – Budapest – 6.31 p.m. December 13. 2022.

In the framework of the Temples of Art series, director Michele Mally holds an introduction to the film before screening the  documentary.

The series is jointly organized by the Italian Cultural Institute – Budapest and the Uránia cinema.

Enjoy a tour in a comfy cinema seat to visit a magical city. The “Intoxicating Venice” showcases masterpieces by Tiepolo, Canaletto, Rosalba Carriera and the intellectuals who fell in love with Venice: from Canova to Goethe, Lord Byron to Walter Scott, down to the great Hollywood stars drawn to its yearly Film Festival. In 1600 years after its legendary foundation, Venice continues to be unique for its urban landscape and for its rich history, but above all, the city is unique for its identity, which combines the charm of decadence with the excitement of being on the cutting edge.
During the city tour, can see the immortal works of such masters as Tiepolo, Canaletto, Rosalba Carriera. Also talk about those who fell in love with the city, such as from Canova to Goethe, from Byron to Walter Scott, not to mention the acting screen stars who are attracted to the magical Venice Film Festival year after year. Thomas Mann wrote his short novel Death in Venice whereas Mussolini met Hitler in Venice. Persian Shah Reza Paleevi, Anna Magnani and Rossellini, and Jean Cocteau also visited the magical venue. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Edward and Wallis Simpson, the most scandalous English royal couple in recent times. In 1931 was cheered by the masses – still restrained! – Charlie Chaplin after the success of City Lights.

It is a historical fact that the body of St. Mark – the first bishop of Alexandria – Egypt – was smuggled out of Egypt in 828 by two Venetian merchants. Since the remains of the saint washed ashore, he was considered the patron saint of the city-state, and a basilica was erected in his honor.

Language Italian – subtitled with Hungarian – No age limit

Producers: 3D Produzioni, Nexo Digitalin together with MUVE (City Museum of Venice)
Publisher: Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

Recommendation by Aggie Reiter