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The exhibition, it has a focus, an emphasis, which is on the way throughout his mature career Hockney has really interrogated what it is to make pictures, why make pictures, how do you capture the real world of time and movement in something flat and static.feedback
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Feb 08 2017
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May 03 2013

It's all part of this lighter touch that lets people choose more what they look at and how they think about it. Art seems to be the one domain where we still hang on to academic and historical constructs as a necessary way of it being appreciated.feedback

May 03 2013

You have to dispense with some traditional values and precedents to look at ways of making art, or expressing ideas through art, in Africa or Asia and South America. A lot of the judgment in modern art is who did it first. That becomes less useful.feedback

Sep 05 2008

But he just couldn't bear it - he just ended going back to the one room flat with a kitchen.feedback

Sep 05 2008

Everything he does is negotiating that. How you do figurative painting in the age of photography? The sense of guilt, is in the work.feedback

Sep 05 2008

He puts the figure in the centre, and all he draws in is the figure, and they're nearly always the same scale, so even when you move from a small canvas to a big canvas, the small canvasses are just heads. And there tends to be a relationship of where they are in the canvas. It depends how you hang it, but you feel as though there's eye-to-eye contact. The thing was, he didn't necessarily paint any of those - and yet he's sort of trying to get that feeling, that tension and apprehension, in his own images. There's a sense that just by owning images they somehow infected him.feedback

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