David Hockney RA. A Bigger Picture at the Royal Academy of Arts

. January 18, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Royal Academy of Arts in London presents David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture an exhibition on view 21 January—9 April 2012. the first major exhibition in the UK to showcase David Hockney’s landscape work.

David Hockney, “Winter Timber” (detail), 2009. Oil on fifteen canvases, 274.3 x 609.6 cm overall., copyright David Hockney, Royal Academy of Arts

Highlights will include three groups of new work made since 2005, when Hockney returned to live in Bridlington, showing an intense observation of his surroundings in a variety of media. The exhibition will reveal the artist’s emotional engagement with the landscape he knew in his youth, as he examines on a daily basis the changes in the seasons, the cycle of growth and variations in light conditions. The exhibition will take the visitor on a journey through Hockney’s world.

Born in Bradford in 1937, David Hockney attended Bradford School of Art before studying at the Royal College of Art from 1959 to 1962. Hockney’s stellar reputation was established while he was still a student; his work was featured in the exhibition Young Contemporaries, which heralded the birth of British Pop Art. He visited Los Angeles in the early 1960s and settled there soon after. He is closely associated with southern California and has produced a large body of work there over many decades. David Hockney was elected a Royal Academician in 1991. – www.royalacademy.org.uk

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