A Hockney Retrospective
- Location: 1 Tracey Farm Cottages, Great Tew, Chipping Norton OX7 4JS
- Date: 25.04.17 | 7:00pm
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This talk coincides with the exhibition at Tate Britain until 29 May. After the death of Lucian Freud, David Hockney became Britain’s most important artist. In his prolific oeuvre spanning some six decades, Hockney explores different media in painting, drawing, print, photography, video and iPad. This retrospective look at Hockney’s indomitable reign starts with his stylised landscapes featuring the sun-kissed hedonism of the Los Angeles swimming pool series. A chief exponent of ‘BritPop’ in the 1950s, Hockney developed a veristic airbrushed look synonymous with Art Deco. Concurrently, his deep knowledge of Art History led him to research Piero della Francesca, Johannes Vermeer and J.A.D Ingres in preparation for his series of intricate double portraits exploring private relationships. His later photographic ‘Joiners’ are composite Polaroid images which focus on the position of the viewer in space in a retro-Cubist fashion. This illustrated presentation will end with the gargantuan Californian and Yorkshire landscapes painted ‘en plein air’.
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