David Hockney

A Re-examination of the work of one of Britain’s Best-Loved Artists

David Hockney’s mercurial, magpie talent is often regarded as unique. Yet the variety of his approach and his constant manipulation of the language of representation recall both his early admiration for Picasso and the work of many of his contemporaries at the Royal College. So too do his quotations from other artists, his interest in combining imagery from fine art and popular culture and his preoccupation with different media and technology.

This talk will trace his development from his early paintings in London and California to his prints, drawings and designs for the stage. It will explore his recent landscapes in East Yorkshire and reveal enduring British influences on this quintessential Englishman abroad.