Tag Archives: David Hockney

Hockney and Artist Statements

Another contribution to the discussion about artists and their statements about their work came to light yesterday via Twitter. There was a link to several quotations by David Hockney on a site called Brainy Quote. The one that appealed to me … Continue reading

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Art on the Telly

“Picasso, Matisse, Hockney, Bourgeois, Freud; where did you first encounter the great art and artists of the last 100 years? Most likely on television, which has done more than any other medium to popularise the visual arts in Britain” This … Continue reading

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Daytripper – Part 1

Yesterday morning, I went down to London for the day. Yesterday evening, I crawled into bed absolutely knackered, but having seen the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy (the main reason for the trip), the Cutting Edge of … Continue reading

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Hockney – Art, Architecture and Assistants

“Who is not struck by the haunting oddness of David Hockney’s Bridlington house, a seaside villa of little charm and no architectural distinction whatsoever? Looking at the pictures, you can almost smell the damp and the must, sense the ghosts … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in the North in 2013… Part 1 – Greater Manchester

OK, I mean North of England! Having said that, I have enjoyed a couple of trips to Edinburgh to see exhibitions and was annoyed recently when a discovered a Rembrandt exhibition a week before it finished in Glasgow so didn’t … Continue reading

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Richard Dorment’s Year of Art

Today’s Review in the Daily Telegraph was dedicated to a review of the year in the arts. Richard Dorment looked at some of the various exhibitions which have been on this year, several of which I have visited myself and … Continue reading

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Why?

Regular readers will know that my regularly delivered rag is the Daily Telegraph. Today I saw the Guardian at the local supermarket and the picture on the front page caused me to shell out £1.20 for a copy. As it … Continue reading

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