David Hockney: Paintings

David Hockney: Paintings

by Paul Melia, Ulrich Luckhardt, Ulrich Luckhardt, David Hockney
     
 

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This collection of Hockney's paintings reveals an underlying seriousness of purpose, moving beyond the artist's celebrity to offer a detailed examination of his art.

This consideration of Hockney's work from the mid-sixties to the mid-nineties dispels myths and opens up new lines of inquiry concerning his contributions to post-modern art. Filled with beautiful color

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This collection of Hockney's paintings reveals an underlying seriousness of purpose, moving beyond the artist's celebrity to offer a detailed examination of his art.

This consideration of Hockney's work from the mid-sixties to the mid-nineties dispels myths and opens up new lines of inquiry concerning his contributions to post-modern art. Filled with beautiful color plates of his paintings, the book draws on extensive research and the artist's personal archives. In a broad chronological format the book reveals the major phases in Hockney's oeuvre: his early years as a student at the Royal College of Art and his ironic experimentation with different styles of painting; his images of life in southern California; his highly personal portraits and their studies in perspective; his reinterpretations of modernist paintings; and his forays into photo-collage. The authors' incisive commentary reveals how Hockney's paintings question, parody and undermine accepted ideas about modern art, while forcing us to reconsider our assumptions about originality and creativity.

Paul Melia lectures in art history at the universities of Manchester and Staffordshire in England.

Ulrich Luckhardt is curator of twentieth-century painting at the Hamburger Kunstahalle in Germany.

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The series provides critically-informed texts which utilize current research and a wide range of approaches to survey and analyze subjects studied widely in art history courses. The present critical introduction offers a range of approaches to understanding particular moments or themes in the oeuvre of renowned British artist Hockney (b.1937), from a focused study of a single painting to the analysis of an entire phase in the artist's career. Numerous b&w figures and 19 excellent color plates. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791324135
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
9.58(w) x 12.34(h) x 0.65(d)

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