David Hockney

Portraits

Author: Sarah Howgate,Barbara Stern Shapiro,Mark Glazebrook,Marco Livingstone,Edmund White,Los Angeles County Museum of Art,National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030011754X

Category: Art

Page: 256

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David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most significant artists exploring and pushing the boundaries of figurative art today. Hockney has been engaged with portraiture since his teenage years, when he painted Portrait of My Father (1955), and his self-portraits and depictions of family, lovers, and friends represent an intimate visual diary of the artist’s life. This beautifully illustrated book examines Hockney’s portraits in all media—painting, drawing, photography, and prints—and has been produced in close collaboration with the artist. Featured subjects include members of Hockney’s family and private circle, as well as portraits of such artists and cultural figures as Lucian Freud, Francesco Clemente, R. B. Kitaj, Helmet Newton, Lawrence Weschler, and W. H. Auden. The authors reveal how Hockney’s creative development and concerns about representation can be traced through his portrait work: from his battle with naturalism to his experimentation with and later rejection of photography, and from his recent camera lucida drawings to his return to painting from life. Featuring more than 250 works from the past fifty years, David Hockney Portraits illustrates not only the fascinating range of Hockney’s creative practice but also the unique and cyclical nature of his artistic concerns.
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David Hockney

The Biography, 1937-1975

Author: Christopher Simon Sykes

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

ISBN: 0385531451

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Drawing on exclusive and unprecedented access to David Hockney’s extensive archives, notebooks, and paintings, interviews with family, friends, and on Hockney himself, Christopher Simon Sykes provides a colorful and intimate portrait of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Born in 1937, David Hockney grew up in a northern English town during the days of postwar austerity. By the time he was ten years old he knew he wanted to be an artist, and after leaving school he went on to study at Bradford Art College and later at the Royal College of Art in London. Bursting onto the scene at the Young Contemporaries exhibition, Hockney was quickly heralded as the golden boy of postwar British art and a leading proponent of pop art. It was during the swinging 60s in London that he befriended many of the seminal cultural figures of the generation and throughout these years Hockney's career grew. Always absorbed in his work, he drew, painted and etched for long hours each day, but it was a scholarship that led him to California, where he painted his iconic series of swimming pools. Since then, the most prestigious galleries across the world have devoted countless shows to his extraordinary work. In the seventies he expanded his range of projects, including set and costume design for operas and experiments with photography, lithography, and even photocopying. Most recently he has been at the forefront the art world's digital revolution, producing incredible sketches on his iPhone and iPad, and it is this progressive thinking which has highlighted his genius, vigor and versatility as an artist approaching his 75th birthday. In this, the first volume of Hockney’s biography, detailing his life and work from 1937 - 1975, Sykes explores the fascinating world of the beloved and controversial artist whose career has spanned and epitomized the art movements of the last five decades. "The timing couldn't be better for this enjoyable and well-sourced book, which — like Hockney's own work — is both conversational and perceptive." —Los Angeles Times "To read Christopher Simon Sykes' David Hockney is to marvel at the artistic gifts of the eccentric Yorkshireman who rose from a sometimes pinched childhood to hobnob with poet Stephen Spender and novelist Christopher Isherwood, to party with Mick Jagger and Manolo Blahnik." —The Plain Dealer "Prodigiously entertaining." —Financial Times “A chatty, knowledgeable, insider's biography, full of anecdotes.” —The Guardian
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David Hockney

You Make the Picture : Paintings and Prints, 1982 - 1995

Author: Paul Melia

Publisher: Art Books International Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 54

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David Hockney

A Drawing Retrospective

Author: Ulrich Luckhardt,Paul Melia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500279779

Category: Artists, English

Page: 280

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Published in conjunction with a touring exhibition, this book brings together a selection of Hockney's drawings, including several from the artist's personal collection. Spanning his entire career, these images show that drawing is at the root of all Hockney's work, including painting.
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That's the Way I See it

Author: David Hockney,Nikos Stangos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500280850

Category: Art

Page: 248

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A republication of a classic work by the popular modern artist follows his exploration of numerous artistic mediums, from painting and computer art to photography and printmaking, explaining his experimentation with ways of seeing as well as his philosophies about how art can alter one's perception of the world. Reprint.
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David Hockney

A Bigger Picture

Author: Marco Livingstone,Margaret Drabble,Tim Barringer,Xavier Salomon,Stuart Comer

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419702808

Category: Art

Page: 304

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Assembles a collection of the painter's oversized landscape paintings inspired by the English countryside, along with essays that discuss his life, creative process, influences, and use of technology in his work.
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David Hockney's dog days

Author: David Hockney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 80

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The perfect gift for Hockney fans and dog lovers everywhere, David Hockney's Dog Days, now in a gift, PLC edition, is an affectionate album devoted to two of the artist's closest friends, his dachshunds Stanley and Boodgie. This beautiful and engaging book includes almost all of Hockney's paintings and drawings of his two companions, dozens of new illustrations created specially for this book, and a text by the artist himself.
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Life of David Hockney

A Novel

Author: Catherine Cusset

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590519841

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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With clear, vivid prose, this meticulously researched novel draws an intimate, moving portrait of the most famous living English painter. Born in 1937 in a small town in the north of England, David Hockney had to fight to become an artist. After leaving his home in Bradford for the Royal College of Art in London, his career flourished, but he continued to struggle with a sense of not belonging, because of his homosexuality, which had yet to be decriminalized, and his inclination for a figurative style of art not sufficiently “contemporary” to be valued. Trips to New York and California—where he would live for many years and paint his iconic swimming pools—introduced him to new scenes and new loves, beginning a journey that would take him through the fraught years of the AIDS epidemic. A compelling hybrid of novel and biography, Life of David Hockney offers an insightful overview of a painter whose art is as accessible as it is compelling, and whose passion to create has never been deterred by heartbreak or illness or loss.
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True to Life

Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney

Author: Lawrence Weschler

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520258797

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Soon after the book's publication in 1982, artist David Hockney read Lawrence Weschler's Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin and invited Weschler to his studio to discuss it, initiating a series of engrossing dialogues, gathered here for the first time. Weschler chronicles Hockney's protean production and speculations, including his scenic designs for opera, his homemade xerographic prints, his exploration of physics in relation to Chinese landscape painting, his investigations into optical devices, his taking up of watercolor—and then his spectacular return to oil painting, around 2005, with a series of landscapes of the East Yorkshire countryside of his youth. These conversations provide an astonishing record of what has been Hockney's grand endeavor, nothing less than an exploration of "the structure of seeing" itself.
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Meet the Artist: David Hockney

Author: Rose Blake

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781849764469

Category:

Page: 32

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With bold, colorful, and playful illustrations by Rose Blake, Meet the Artist: David Hockney is packed with inspiring activities for budding artists. Bursting with fun things to do, this clever book introduces children to the internationally renowned artist in a fun and engaging way. A brief introduction to the artist's life is followed by a series of drawing-based activities that explore prominent themes and ideas in his work. Featuring beautiful reproductions of key Hockney paintings and drawings, the book encourages children to use art as an avenue for exploring ideas and expressing their own experiences through art making.
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