Britain’s most influential artist of all time
In 2009, Hockney’s painting Beverly Hills Housewife was sold for around $8 million, which remains a record for his artwork. For his photography, he was awarded the Infinity Award in 1985 and the prestigious The Royal Photographic Society’s Progress medal in 1988. In 1990, Hockney was offered a knighthood but he declined. In January 2012 he accepted the Order of Merit. In 2011, in a poll of more than 1,000 British artists, Hockney was voted the most influential British artist of all time. influential influent, marquant / artwork oeuvre(s) / to award décerner / knighthood titre de chevalier (Sir) / poll sondage.
Hockney is a skilled photographer and created many famous photo collages
While working on a painting of a L.A. living room, Hockney took a series of photos for his own reference and fixed them together to form an image from which he could build his painting. However he realized that grouping was a form of art in itself and hence he started creating more. These photo collages, which he referred to as ‘joiners’, became one of the reasons for his fame. skilled doué, habile / L.A. = Los Angeles / grouping ici, assemblage / hence par conséquent, donc / fame célébrité, gloire.
He loves technology
Hockney began incorporating technology in his work since the 1980s. In 1986, he created his first homemade prints on a photocopier. In the 1990s he started using fax machines and laser printers. From 2009 to date, Hockney has painted hundreds of portraits, still lifes and landscapes using the Brushes app on iPhones and iPads and often sends them to his friends. print estampe, gravure / printer imprimante / to date jusqu’à présent / still life nature morte / landscape paysage.
David Hockney is openly gay
He has made no attempts to keep his homosexuality a secret. It is well known that he has had relationships with men. He has explored the nature of gay love in his art. His 1961 painting We Two
Boys Together Clinging, which shares its title with a poem written by Walt Whitman, refers to his love for men. to make, made, made no attempts to... ne pas chercher à... / We Two Boys Together Clinging Nous deux, garçons enlacés (Feuilles d’herbe, Livre V – Trad.: A. Suberchicot).
A new thesis in art
David Hockney and Charles M. Falco have put forward the Hockney–Falco thesis. It claims that advances in realistic and accurate depiction in Western art since the Renaissance was primarily the result of optical aids such as the camera obscura, camera lucida, and curved mirrors arguing that accuracy in the works is impossible to achieve by “eyeballing it”. to put, put, put forward avancer, proposer / advance progrès / accurate précis, exact / depiction représentation / optical aid instrument d’optique / camera obscura chambre noire / camera lucida chambre claire / curved incurvé / to argue affirmer, soutenir / to eyeball estimer à vue de nez, au jugé.
He is known for his versatility
He has made his name in portraiture, still lives, landscapes, pop art, expressionist art and cubism. He has proved his versatility in other areas as well. Apart from being a renowned photographer, he has published an extensive number of books and screenplays, worked as a set and costume stage designer, and has made numerous television and film appearances. versatility éclectisme, multiples facettes / portraiture art du portrait / renowned réputé / extensive important / screenplay scénario / set and stage designer scénographe.
Self Portrait, 1954.