Friday, May 30, 2014

Hockney at Dulwich Picture Gallery

One of the highlights of our UK trip was a visit to the Dulwich Picture Gallery where there was an exhibition of David Hockney's prints, celebrating sixty years of his printmaking practice. One of the most experimental and adventurous artists of our time, this exhibition was a treat, mainly because it's always inspiring to see work that has a strong drawing component. Etchings, lithographs, combinations of mediums and works composed and printed through a computer showed just how adventurous he is. The human figure was prominent throughout but there was also a series based on different weather conditions, confirming that Hockney could tackle various subject matter. Some of the prints were a little garish in colour, and his more subdued images appealed to me, but there were so many gems in this show you wished everyone could see them.

The Dulwich Picture Gallery has a great collection, more quality than quantity. Check it out HERE

More of David Hockney's work can be viewed HERE also.

Deborah Klein took the photographs of our day at Dulwich.