David Hockney Tate Britain
Discover His Repertoire and Enjoy the Entertainment
David Hockney at Tate Britain – A show. A great show.
David Hockney at Tate Britain is drawing huge crowds – to see and to be seen. Pure entertainment. The thing to do. ‘Can’t miss Hockney although we’ve seen it all before-well most of it anyway’.
This David Hockney at Tate Britain is a show naturally put on for the viewer, the connoisseur one could say as well as those folk who simply want to be entertained. And indeed we were.
David Hockney is a showman. His art is that of an entertainer. He painted for the viewing eye – us at large. The elite, not for the fantastically wealthy but the ordinary man and woman in the street.
The David Hockney at Tate Britain exhibition really captivates this by giving us a complete range of David Hockney’s work from the formative, experimental 1960s and dabbling in abstract through to his lengthy Los Angeles period and culminating with his return to his heritage in Yorkshire.
The range and development of style is exciting and dynamic: abstract through geometric, observational, realism, figurative and ending with video and iPad art.
What a repertoire. At throughout one can note the continuing experimentation with David Hockney’s style and artistic devices – flat two-dimensional, white borders, low horizons, reverse perspective even Esher type teasing and Van Gogh motion dynamism.#
However, despite all the attention and accolades paid to his well-known works: ‘Peter Getting out of Nick’s Pool’ 1966, ‘A Bigger Splash’ 1967, ‘Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy’ 1970-71, it is his much later works that can single David Hockney out as one of the great contemporary artists.
Now read how did he do it?