Paper Pools

Paper Pools[BOOKS] ⚣ Paper Pools ⚡ David Hockney – Heartforum.co.uk Water and light, which have fascinated David Hockney for a long time, are the themes of irresistibly cheerful works he has dubbed Paper Pools To produce them, the artist drew with colored paper pulp o Water and light, which have fascinated David Hockney for a long time, are the themes of irresistibly cheerful works he has dubbed Paper Pools To produce them, the artist drew with colored paper pulp on handmade paper when pressed and dried, the pulp merged with the paper The images is thus part of the paper fiber itself Fusing papermaking and painting, the Paper Pools have been hailed not only as a new departure for Hockney but as a genuine tour de force This volume, in addition to reproducing in full color thePaper Pools thta make up the series, contains Hockney s own vivid and humorous account of how he came to create these intriguing worksDavid Hockney, CH, RA, bornJulyis an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer, who is based in Bridlington, Yorkshire, although he also maintains a base in London An important contributor to the Pop art movement of the s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth centuryIn thetelevision programme and book, Secret Knowledge, Hockney posited that the Old Masters used camera obscura techniques, utilized with a concave mirror, which allowed the subject to be projected onto the surface of the painting Hockney argues that this technique migrated gradually to Italy and most of Europe, and is the reason for the photographic style of painting we see in the Renaissance and later periods of art.

David Hockney was born in Bradford, England, on July , He loved books and was interested in art from an early age, admiring Picasso, Matisse and Fragonard His parents encouraged their son s artistic exploration, and gave him the freedom to doodle and daydreamHockney attended the Bradford College of Art from to Then, because he was a conscientious objector to military service, he spent two years working in hospitals to fulfill his national service requirement In , he entered graduate school at the Royal College of Art in London alongside other young artists such as Peter Blake and Allen Jones, and he experimented with different forms, including abstract expressionism He did well as a student, and his paintings won prizes and were purchased for private collectionsHockney s early paintings incorporated his literary leanings, and he used fragments of poems and quotations from Walt Whitman in his work This practice, and paintings such as We Two Boys Clinging Together, which he created in , were the first nods to his homosexuality in his artBecause he frequently went to the movies with his father as a child, Hockney once quipped that he was raised in both Bradford and Hollywood He was drawn to the light and the heat of California, and first visited Los Angeles in He officially moved there in The swimming pools of LA were one of his favorite subjects, and he became known for large, iconic works such as A Bigger Splash His expressionistic style evolved, and by the s, he was consideredof a realistIn addition to pools, Hockney painted the interiors and exteriors of California homes In , this led to the creation of his first joiner, an assemblage of Polaroid photos laid out in a grid Although this medium would become one his claims to fame, he stumbled upon it by accident While working on a painting of a Los Angeles living room, he took a series of photos for his own reference, and fixed them together so he could paint from the image When he finished, however, he recognized the collage as an art form unto itself, and began to createHockney was an adept photographer, and he began working with photographyextensively By the mid s, he had all but abandoned painting in favor of projects involving photography, lithographs, and set and costume design for the ballet, opera and theaterIn the late s, Hockney returned to painting, primarily painting seascapes, flowers and portraits of loved ones He also began incorporating technology in his art, creating his first homemade prints on a photocopier in The marriage of art and technology became an ongoing fascination he used laser fax machines and laser printers in , and in he started using the Brushes app on iPhones and iPads to create paintings A exhibit at the Royal Museum of Ontario showcased of these paintingsIn a poll ofthan , British artists, Hockney was voted the most influential British artist of all time He continues to paint and exhibit, and advocates for funding for the artsurce.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB been hailed not only as a new departure for Hockney but as a genuine tour de force This volume, in addition to reproducing in full color thePaper Pools thta make up the series, contains Hockney s own vivid and humorous account of how he came to create these intriguing worksDavid Hockney, CH, RA, bornJulyis an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer, who is based in Bridlington, Yorkshire, although he also maintains a base in London An important contributor to the Pop art movement of the s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth centuryIn thetelevision programme and book, Secret Knowledge, Hockney posited that the Old Masters used camera obscura techniques, utilized with a concave mirror, which allowed the subject to be projected onto the surface of the painting Hockney argues that this technique migrated gradually to Italy and most of Europe, and is the reason for the photographic style of painting we see in the Renaissance and later periods of art."/>
  • Paperback
  • 100 pages
  • Paper Pools
  • David Hockney
  • English
  • 06 July 2019
  • 0810922290

10 thoughts on “Paper Pools

  1. Claire says:

    This is my kind of art book.Hockney describes his reluctant route to learning a new medium, pictures made from pressed color paper pulp He writes about the people he collaborated with at Tyler Graphics Ltd to make the images.I loved reading him describe his creative process, how he went from one idea to the next in a thorough study of a single object That makes it sound a bit too analytical The book isn t It s very conversational, like a fun version of what someone did for summer vacation a This is my kind of art book.Hockney describes his reluctant route to learning a new medium, pictures made from pressed color paper pulp He writes about the people he collaborated with at Tyler Graphics Ltd to make the images.I loved reading him describe his creative process, how he went from one idea to the next in a thorough study of a single object That makes it sound a bit too analytical The book isn t It s very conversational, like a fun version of what someone did for summer vacation and the recurring thoughts he had that threatened to pull him away It s a look at an artist in the moments of creation, when the outcome is uncertain but the process is providing inspiration.In addition to his entire Paper Pools series, there are also many drawings by Hockney of the workspace and his two collaborators, polaroid studies of the pool, and other photographs.It s a quick, very enjoyable read

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