Our favorites by... David Hockney
Artsper team regularly looks over all works of art of one artist and chooses 10 of them that the team absolutely wants to keep. Even though it is a completely subjective retrospective, this is the occasion for you to discover again the genius of the artist. This week, David Hockney.
The famous pool paintings
The painter is especially famous for his depictions of pools throughout his work. Most notably: Portrait of an Artist, sometimes called Pool with Two Figures, pictured below. The work was created in 1972 and is worth over $90 million. This remarkable work is notable, too, for its size. Measuring at 7 feet by 10 feet, Hockney invites viewers to step into the tranquil scene in front of them. Painted with acrylic on canvas, Portrait of an Artist is a true emblem of the Pop Art movement.
Other outdoor scenes
Another notable part of Hockney’s arsenal is his outdoor scenes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hockney isolated in Normandy, France and continued his work. This time, though, he stepped away from his traditional acrylic and canvas medium and focused instead on digital creation. In 2021, the Musée de l’Orangerie celebrated Hockney’s recent ventures into digital landscapes. Below, discover some of his earlier works!
All images throughout the article are © David Hockney. Discover 6 more fun facts about the artist here on Artsper’s blog!
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