David Hockney. A Chronology

David Hockney. A Chronology


This special edition has been newly assembled from the two volumes of the David Hockney: A Bigger Book monograph to celebrate TASCHEN's 40th anniversary. Hockney's life and work is presented year by year as a dialogue between his works and voices from the time period, alongside reviews ...
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Dimensions :
16,4 x 22,6 x 4,1 cm
Artist :
David Hockney (1937)
Museum :
Musée de l’Orangerie
Art movements :
20th century, 21st century, Pop art
Size of the book :
Paperback with flap
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The artist

David Hockney (1937)

David Hockney is a British painter known for his depictions of life in Los Angeles, a fascination that began in childhood and continued when he visited the West Coast in 1964. Hockney captures the city's hedonistic spirit, culture, activities and climate in his pop art paintings. This move led him to switch from oil paint to acrylic paint, which gives his works soft, brilliant hues, as in his Swimming Pools series. He works with printmaking, photography, iPad drawing, is interested in scenography and cites Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse as influences. Interested in all image-making processes, he does not hesitate to use technology (fax, photocopier or iPad...) and to play with perspective to renew his painting. He has also published several theoretical works, notably on the techniques of the old masters. He is one of the greatest living figurative artists. Today, Hockney spends most of his time in the East Riding countryside in Yorkshire and continues to paint en plein air.