10 interesting facts about david hockney

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10 interesting facts about david hockney

Vie de David Hockney by Catherine Cusset

Peut-etre n’eprouverait-il plus jamais de passion comme celle qu’il avait sentie pour Peter, peut-etre n’y aurait-il plus d’union parfaite, mais il restait la perfection de l’amitie, la beaute des cypres sur les collines et la joie que donnait le travail. Et s’il oubliait Peter, s’il reussissait a vivre sans lui, ce dernier ne reviendrait-il pas? Personne n’etait attire par la tristesse et la melancolie. Mais par la gaiete, la force, le bonheur, oui.

Ne en 1937 dans une petite ville du nord de l’Angleterre, David Hockney a du se battre pour devenir un artiste. Il a vecu entre Londres et Los Angeles, traverse les annees sida et secoue le monde de l’art avec une vitalite et une liberte que nont entamees ni les chagrins amoureux, ni la maladie, ni les conflits, ni le deuil. Sous la plume incisive de Catherine Cusset, ce livre a mi-chemin du roman et de la biographie dresse un portrait intime, emouvant, habite, du peintre anglais vivant le plus connu.
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DAVID HOCKNEY ~ The Art of Seeing

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10 Facts about David Hockney

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 [4] 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. Recognising his talent and growing reputation, the RCA changed its regulations and awarded the diploma.

David Hockney Facts 1: jobs

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.

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