David Hockney At The Tate Britain London. Discover His Repertoire and Enjoy the Entertainment

David Hockney Tate Britain

Discover His Repertoire and Enjoy the Entertainment

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1967 Tate Britain David Hockney
David Hockney Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1967

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’.

Entertainment

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.

Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy 1970 David Hockney Tate Britain
David Hockney Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy 1970

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.

 A Bigger Splash 1967 David Hockney Tate Britain
David Hockney A Bigger Splash1967

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 Road to Thwing 2006 David Hockney Tate Britain
David Hockney The Road to Thwing 2006

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.

Six Part Study for Bigger Trees 2007 David Hockney Tate Britain
David Hockney Six Part Study for Bigger Trees 2007

Now read how did he do it?