International David Hockney retrospective
International David Hockney retrospective

International David Hockney retrospective


From January 28 to May 28, 2023, the Granet Museum in Aix-en-Provence is participating in this international retrospective in partnership with the Tate Gallery in London.

David Hockney is one of the most influential English artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, through pop art and then through the hyper-realism movement, where painting in acid colours and photographic precision are combined.

Since his first retrospective exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1970, when he was only 33 years old, the artist has continued to arouse the interest of critics and the public alike. Drawing on many sources, including popular imagery and the works of old and modern masters, David Hockney’s work focuses on the great classics of art (still lifes, portraits and landscapes) and on his great obsession: representation and perspective.
He has always been avant-garde and daring in challenging our perception of the world.
In his works he also emphasised the multiplicity of possibilities in the traditional fields of painting, engraving and drawing, but also in his more contemporary use of photography and digital technologies.

Since 2019, the painter has left California to settle in Normandy.


                                                         Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, 1970-1971, oil on canvas, ©Tate                     

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