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Hockney on Art
     

Hockney on Art

by David Hockney
 

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David Hockney is as fascinating as he is articulate on ways of seeing, and in this impressive book he leads us on an artistic journey where anything is possible. He considers the influence of Picasso and Rembrandt and speaks of Eastern conventions and perspective and of their relevance to his work. He points to Laurel and Hardy's lasting appeal in his conviction that

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David Hockney is as fascinating as he is articulate on ways of seeing, and in this impressive book he leads us on an artistic journey where anything is possible. He considers the influence of Picasso and Rembrandt and speaks of Eastern conventions and perspective and of their relevance to his work. He points to Laurel and Hardy's lasting appeal in his conviction that popularity and art are not incompatible.

Hockney and his work have long been the subjects of controversy; few twentieth century artists have so successfully surmounted their cult image for three decades, and he remains one of our most relentlessly dedicated, versatile and original painters.

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David Hockney is one of the most intelligent artists alive. He is one of a tiny group of people who define their generation. We all have a stake in his success.—Grey Gowrie, SPECTATOR

For the last 30 years David Hockney has been the foremost exponent of British art and "one of a tiny group of people who define their generation". In his conversations with filmmaker Paul Joyce, now collected together in Hockney on Art, he lays bare the—Catherine Gowrie, SPECTATOR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408701577
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
888,038
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Born in 1937 in Bradford and now based in Los Angeles, David Hockney is one of the world's most celebrated, influential and collectable artists. His 1967 swimming pool painting 'A Bigger Splash' is one of the iconic images of the twentieth century.

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