Art Review: David #Hockney, The Metropolitan Museum, Through February 25, 2018
My high school art class went to the David Hockney retrospective back in 1988. It was room upon room of an artist’s works who was clearly constantly evolving and innovating. It was thrilling!
His new exhibit, nearly 30 years later, is smaller, tighter but those last three rooms – the color, the light, the ease, are worth stepping into.
Some more information about David Hockney from the Met website:
For nearly 60 years, David Hockney (British, born 1937) has pursued a singular career with a love for painting and its intrinsic challenges… Working in a wide range of media with equal measures of wit and intelligence, Hockney has examined, probed, and questioned how to capture the perceived world of movement, space, and time in two dimensions. The exhibition offers a grand overview of the artist's achievements across all media, including painting, drawing, photography, and video. From his early experiments with modernist abstraction and mid-career experiments with illusion and realism, to his most recent, jewel-toned landscapes, Hockney has consistently explored the nature of perception and representation with both intellectual rigor and sheer delight in the act of looking.
You can hear him talking about his art here:
Oh go go and be bathed in color and light. What a lovely exhibit. Just look below.