There is no doubt about going to this exhibition, you’re going to enjoy it. Once you walk past the ticket inspector you’re immediately consumed by a opulence of art, but not in the normal sense of the word, it’s more interesting and reflective of the emotions of a human being. Every painting you can see has astonishing attention to detail, each brush stroke has had so much thought behind it you can’t even imagine how he can produce such scale and continuous perfection.
One thing about Freud’s that is so completely mesmerising is his ability to enchant a painting so perfectly with a clear emotion, for example the piece above ‘Man in a chair’. To me this painting was my personal highlight, Freud has captured the anxiety of the sitter, this shows possibly how the pressure of being one of his models is extremely high and unforgiving. Upon seeing this painting in the flesh you grasp that all the visual tension is coming from the hands, specifically the veins that are highlighted almost as if you can see his heart pounding in an uncomfortable manner. I think what gives this painting a more significant pointer of Freuds intention is the pile of grubby clothes sat next to this high powered rich fellow, pushing him in direction of uncomfortable expression intended. Over all I found this exhibition fantastic, no where else have I found such a fulfilling collection of work.