David Hockney
Past exhibition

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

05.15.2012 - 09.30.2012

Organized by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, David Hockney: A Bigger Picture is the first major exhibition held in Spain to celebrate the crucial role landscape plays in the career of this artist, considered the most important living British painter.

Bright landscapes inspired by his native county of Yorkshire form the core of this exhibition which, with Iberdrola’s sponsorship, brings together on the Museum’s second floor nearly 190 works—oil paintings, charcoals, iPad drawings, sketchbooks and digital videos—most of which have been created in the past eight years. This exhibition offers a unique vision into Hockney's creative world and demonstrates his enormous capacity to represent nature using different techniques, as well as revealing his attachment to the landscape of his youth.,

Curators: Edith Devaney, Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Marco Livingstone, Independent Curator

The Exhibition

Ordinary Picture

David Hockney
Ordinary Picture, 1964
Acrylic on canvas
182.9 x 182.9 cm
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
© David Hockney
Photo credit: Prudence Cuming Associates

Pearblossom Highway, 11-18 April

David Hockney
Pearblossom Highway, 11-18 April 1986 #1
Photocollage
119.4 x 163.8 cm
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Gift of David Hockney
© David Hockney
Photo credit: Prudence Cuming Associates

The Road across the Wolds

David Hockney
The Road across the Wolds, 1997
Oil on canvas
121.9 x 152.4 cm
Mrs Margaret Silver
© David Hockney
Photo credit: Prudence Cuming Associates

A Closer Winter Tunnel, February–March

David Hockney
A Closer Winter Tunnel, February–March, 2006
Oil on six canvases
182.9 x 365.8 cm (each 91.4 x 121.9 cm)
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Purchased with funds provided by Geoff and Vicki Ainsworth, the Florence and William Crosby Bequest and the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation, 2007
© David Hockney
Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

Winter Tunnel with Snow, March,

David Hockney
Winter Tunnel with Snow, March, 2006
Oil on canvas
91.4 x 121.9 cm
Courtesy of the artist
© David Hockney
Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

Woldgate Woods, 21, 23 and 29 November 2006

David Hockney
Woldgate Woods, 21, 23 and 29 November 2006
Oil on six canvases
182.9 x 365.8 cm (each 91.4 x 121.9 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
© David Hockney
Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

The Big Hawthorn

David Hockney
The Big Hawthorn, 2008
Oil on nine canvases
274.3 x 365.8 cm (each 91.4 x 121.9 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
© David Hockney
Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

Winter Timber

David Hockney
Winter Timber, 2009
Oil on fifteen canvases
274.3 x 609.6 cm (each 91.4 x 121.9 cm)
Private collection
© David Hockney
Photo credit: Jonathan Wilkinson

The Sermon on the Mount II

David Hockney
The Sermon on the Mount II (After Claude), 2010
Oil on canvas
171.5 x 259.7 cm
Courtesy of the artist
© David Hockney
Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

Under the Trees, Bigge

David Hockney
Under the Trees, Bigger 2010–11
Oil on twenty canvases
365.8 x 609.6 cm (each 91.4 x 121.9 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
© David Hockney
Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

El Artista

David Hockney2 560x374

Hockney, David

Born in Bradford in 1937, David Hockney attended the Bradford School of Art before entering the Royal College of Art, where he remained between 1959 and 1962. His classmates included Peter Blake and R. B. Kitaj.

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