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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 220

David Hockney: Royal Academy of arts, London

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 dicembre 2011

London Opening 21 January Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House Piccadilly London Hours: 10am – 6pm daily (last admission 5.30pm). Late night opening: fridays until 10pm (last admission 9.30pm)the Royal Academy of Arts will present the first major exhibition in the UK to showcase David Hockney’s landscape work. Vivid paintings inspired by Yorkshire landscape, many large in scale and created specifically for the exhibition, will be shown alongside related drawings and films. Through a selection of works spanning fifty years, this new body of work will be placed in the context of Hockney’s extended exploration of and fascination with landscape.
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.The exhibition will address the various approaches that David Hockney has taken towards the depiction of landscape throughout his career. Past works from national and international collections will include Rocky Mountains and Tired Indians, 1965 (Acrylic on Canvas), Garrowby Hill, 1998, (Oil on Canvas) and the ambitious (Oil on 60 Canvases) A Closer Grand Canyon, 1998. David Hockney
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.
David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. A number of essays, including an introduction by Marco Livingstone will explore the artist’s engagement with landscape painting in the context of Hockney’s illustrious career. Writers as notable as Margaret Drabble, Tim Barringer, Martin Gayford, Xavier Salomon and David Hockney himself address the artist’s place in the landscape tradition, his recent video works and his delight in new technologies.
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Admission £14 full price; £13 registered disabled and 60 + years; £9 NUS / ISIC cardholders; £4 12–18 years and Income Support; £3 8–11 years; 7 and under free. RA Friends go free. Tickets for David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture are available daily at the RA. To book tickets in advance please tel: 0844 209 0051 or visit Groups of 10 or more are asked to book in advance; please telephone 020 7300 8027, fax: 020 7300 8084 or email: (david)

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