Vie de David Hockney by Catherine CussetPeut-être n’éprouverait-il plus jamais de passion comme celle qu’il avait sentie pour Peter, peut-être n’y aurait-il plus d’union parfaite, mais il restait la perfection de l’amitié, la beauté des cyprès sur les collines et la joie que donnait le travail. Et s’il oubliait Peter, s’il réussissait à vivre sans lui, ce dernier ne reviendrait-il pas? Personne n’était attiré par la tristesse et la mélancolie. Mais par la gaieté, la force, le bonheur, oui.
Né en 1937 dans une petite ville du nord de l’Angleterre, David Hockney a dû se battre pour devenir un artiste. Il a vécu entre Londres et Los Angeles, traversé les années sida et secoué le monde de l’art avec une vitalité et une liberté que nont entamées ni les chagrins amoureux, ni la maladie, ni les conflits, ni le deuil. Sous la plume incisive de Catherine Cusset, ce livre à mi-chemin du roman et de la biographie dresse un portrait intime, émouvant, habité, du peintre anglais vivant le plus connu.
David Hockney: A collection of 43 paintings (HD)
David Hockney: Facts and Information
There, he painted his famous swimming pool paintings. In the s, Hockney began working in photography, creating photo collages he called joiners. He continues to create and exhibit art, and in he was voted the most influential British artist of the 20th century. David Hockney was born in Bradford, England, on July 9, He loved books and was interested in art from an early age, admiring Picasso, Matisse and Fragonard.
David Hockney is a British painter voted as one of the most influential figures in the field. His works feature optical effects created by experimenting with angles and depth perception. He is also one of the artists who revived figurative painting which lead to the Pop Art movement. Behind his famous paintings of Californian homes, here are the following facts:. David Hockney played a crucial role in influencing photography, contemporary art, as well as current world views. His relationship with technology has created many innovations and even at his age, he continues to evolve as an artist.
But a retrospective it is not: as he edges into his 80th year, Hockney is showing no sign of slowing down. I live now. Personal responsibility is sort of a rightwing thing that anarchists would support, and so do I. Looking after your neighbour is a leftwing thing, and again I would support that. The RCA withheld his diploma, and he retaliated by producing his own parody of the requisite, where he satirised the bureaucracy that weighed down the students.
Facts about David Hockney 3: the education
As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Hockney has owned a home and studio in Bridlington and London, and two residences in California, where he has lived on and off since one in the Hollywood Hills , one in Malibu , and an office and archives on Santa Monica Boulevard  in West Hollywood, California. He was associated with the movement, but his early works display expressionist elements, similar to some works by Francis Bacon. When the RCA said it would not let him graduate if he did not complete an assignment of a life drawing of a female model in , Hockney painted Life Painting for a Diploma in protest. He had refused to write an essay required for the final examination, saying he should be assessed solely on his artworks.
For an optimal Artfinder experience, please update your browser to version IE 11 or greater. Alternatively, download the latest version of Chrome , Firefox or Opera. Art Glossary. David Hockney is one of the most influential Bristish artists of this century but you already knew that, didn't you? Think you know all there is to Hockney? Well, think again. Here are five and a bit things you may not know about the artist.
The internationally recognised British artist celebrates his 80th birthday this year. This occasion has prompted a major retrospective in three temples of modern art: the Tate, the Pompidou Centre and the Met. David Hockney draws his inspiration from the deepest recesses of his inner self. His experiences, feelings and emotions are laid bare on the canvas. In the s, after he moved to Los Angeles, he fell in love with one of his drawing students. Portrait of an artist Pool with two figures is an expression of the amorous disappointment stemming from this tumultuous relationship, even years after its end. Hockney depicts a lover with an impassive look, signaling the collapse of the romantic idyll.