Tim Marlow On David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

Monday, 13 February 2012
Tim Marlow On David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
Interview currently being played on Sky Arts –
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Yet again we take you on a journey of insight and exploration into one of the country’s leading exhibitions, as our very own art historian Tim Marlow takes you on a tour of the first major exhibition of David Hockney’s fascinating landscape works.
Predicted to be the next blockbuster exhibition following the National Gallery’s recent celebration of Leonardo Da Vinci, the Royal Academy has brought together an exhibition described as a ‘journey through David Hockney’s world’. Exploring his intense observation of his surroundings through the years, the exhibition also demonstrates how he embraces new technologies to create art.
Conveying his deep fascination with the depiction of landscape, Bradford-born Hockney focuses on changing seasons, light and landscapes just inland from Bridlington. Here, in the same way that Constable and Monet celebrated the Suffolk and Giverny countryside respectively, Hockney vividly captures a beautiful and quiet corner of East Yorkshire.
The exhibition includes many works that Hockney, still working furiously aged 74, made in the last few months, as well as his earlier pieces, large-scale paintings created especially for the exhibition, a display of his new iPad drawings and, for the first time, film.
Tim Marlow leads a tour of the first major exhibition of Hockney’s landscape works, exploring his intense observation of his surroundings through the years and how he embraces new technologies to create art.
The David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture exhibition will display at London’s Royal Academy of Arts until 9th April 2012.

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