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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

David Hockney...

Last Friday night my brother Simon and I went to see the David Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain in London's well-heeled Pimlico.

Hockney is one of the most popular and influential British artists of the twentieth century and Tate Britain has brought together his most comprehensive exhibition yet covering 60 years of his work.

Hockney continues to change his style and ways of working into the twenty-first century, embracing new technologies as he goes.

From his portraits and images of Los Angeles swimming pools, through to his drawings and photography, Yorkshire landscapes and most recent paintings – some of which have never been seen before in public  –  this exhibition shows how the roots of each new direction lay in the work that came before.

It's all good but I especially loved his huge colourful landscapes, his immersive videos of the four seasons and his most recent iPad paintings. Fascinatingly the iPad paintings were created using a record feature on. The exhibition has screenings of the playback so you can actually see how Hockney painted them in sped-up 'real-time'. Amazing.

Recommended. If you like Hockney, it's a must. If you don't know him, it's a revelation.

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