David Hockney

A Bigger Picture
(Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
David Hockney

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David Hockney, one of the world's greatest living artists, is creating some of the most significant work of his long career, painting the landscape and changing seasons of his native Yorkshire. These large, colorful works are the capstone of his engagement with nature, not only in England but also in the American Southwest, through the media of painting and photography. This book, the catalog of the first major Hockney museum exhibition in many years, offers a glorious view of the landscape as seen by the artist, and it includes not only his recent paintings but also his iPhone and iPad drawings. Essays by leading art historians--as well as a more literary piece by novelist Margaret Drabble and Hockney's own reflections on his recent work--explore Hockney's art from various perspectives. Praise for David Hockney: "Supplemented with numerous essays by art critics and Hockney himself, this is a mesmerizing volume of an established artist who continues to assert his dynamic relevancy." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "This glorious volume showcases this unique and exhilarating body of work, which celebrates the pulse of life in trees, fields, flowers, and clouds over the great cycle of the seasons . . . The enlightening commentary is merely prelude to a swoon once the reader turns to the 300 resplendent color reproductions." -- Booklist , starred review
Title: David Hockney
a bigger picture
Publisher: New York : Abrams, c2012
Characteristics: 301 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,31 cm
Statement of Responsibility: [exhibition curators, Marco Livingstone and Edith Devaney]
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition "David Hockney RA: a bigger picture" held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 21 Jan.-9 Apr. 2012, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, 14 May-30 Sept. 2012, and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 27 Oct. 2012-4 Feb. 2013
Contents: President's foreword
Preface / David Hockney
The road less travelled / Marco Livingstone
The spirit of place: a certain road to happiness / Margaret Drabble
Seeing with memory: Hockney and the masters / Tim Barringer
David Hockney and Claude Lorrain: the sermon on the mount / Xavier F. Salomon
David Hockney: the technology of art / Martin Gayford
Catalogue plates
David Hockney: a chronology / Edith Devaney
Alternate Title: Bigger picture
ISBN: 9781419702808
Branch Call Number: 741.942 H685d 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 298) and index
Subject Headings: Hockney, David Hockney, David Exhibitions Landscapes in art Exhibitions
Topical Term: Landscapes in art
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