In conjunction with the exhibition Lucian Freud. New perspectives, the museum’s department of Modern Painting has organised a lecture series that will reassess the work of this British artist from a range of different viewpoints.

The theatricality of the studio - Freud’s creative laboratory and the stage for so many of his works, in which paint functions as a material and a narrative element - is one of the concepts discussed in this series. Other themes include the development of the idea of intimacy in the artist’s magnificent portraits, particularly those of people from his close personal circle; his relationship with the different models who posed for him over the years; and the numerous references to the Old Masters that are so notably present in his work.

Thursday 9 March

The studio as theatrical stage
Paloma Alarcó
Chief Curator of Modern Painting, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Curator of the exhibition

Thursday 16 March

The artist and his models
Clara Marcellán
Curator of Modern Painting, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Technical curator of the exhibition

Thursday 23 March

Eros, Storge, Philia – Nuances of Intimacy in the Work of Lucian Freud*
Daniel Herrmann
Curator of modern and contemporary projects at the National Gallery, London and Curator of the exhibition in London

Thursday 30 March

Lucian Freud’s imaginary museum
Guillermo Solana
Artistic director, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

*Lecture with simultaneous translation.