Monday, 26 March 2012

David Hockney exhibition

This morning Jackie, Bea, Sue and I went to the Royal Academy to see the David Hockney exhibition, or should I say Extravaganza. It is a superb exhibition, one of the best we have ever seen. There are a great variety of media in the exhibition - oil, watercolour, mixed, charcoal, film, prints from iPad sketches. Many of the latest ones were produced with the exhibition halls in mind and they fit the wall spaces. They come in a large variety of sizes from iPads to huge works covering the biggest walls. The colour palette in most rooms hits you hard as soon as you enter. He surprises you with some of the colours, so he sees things that I have missed, but that is the artist's eye. The gallery with large prints from iPad sketches is wonderful - the walls have massed ranks of pictures and  your eye darts between them trying to work out where to start. Hockney is a true impressionist - he uses the iPad technology to sketch rapidly to capture the moment. 
The Yorkshire pictures were the most memorable, and I liked the Grand Canyon and LA ones too. Many carried you through months and seasons at the same place, which was fascinating.
If you haven't seen it, do go, but book up on-line if you can as there were queues. It finishes 9th April. Click here for a good blog about the exhibition. 

1 comment:

  1. I loved it too - first time I've visited your blog - looks like we have some in common!


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