L.A. Louver

David Hockney: The East Yorkshire Landscape
09 February 2007 - 24 March 2007

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Catalogue
 
This exhibition is accompanied by a 74 page fully illustrated catalogue,
with a foreword by Peter Goulds and a text by David Hockney.
74 pages
Hardback, $60
click here for the publications page
 

hockney catalogue, east yorkshire landscapeWhy go on painting in Yorkshire?
 

Is it possible to do anything new in the landscape genre? Most of the art world thinks it’s not worth doing anymore.

In Europe, the idea grew that painting was finished, not needed. This is because it had been replaced by something - the photograph - the pencil of nature, the truth itself. This assumes photography is modern; at least it’s only 180 years old. If one rejects the “immaculate conception” theory of photography - it came from nowhere, about 1839 - one begins to see another history.

The optical projective of nature is a view of the world from one point. It is not a human view. The camera sees surfaces, we see space.

If one begins to see that both perspective (one point) and chiaroscuro come, not from observing nature, as art history suggests, but from observing the optical projection of it on a flat surface, as I suggest, one gets a very different view of the past and of today. (Is film stuck because it just uses one camera to make pictures and is therefore Alberti’s window, which now seems to be a prison?)

It is the position I now find myself in, realising that two hundred years ago Constable would have thought the optical projection of nature was something to aim for. I now know it is not - so stand in the landscape you love, try and depict your feelings of space, and forget photographic vision, which is distancing us too much from the physical world.

David Hockney, February 2007


Installation video




Selected articles
 
Pagel, David. "The view from the woods. David Hockney's East Yorkshire landscapes make Cézanne look Pop"
Los Angeles Times, Around the Galleries, 16 February 2007.

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Muchnic, Suzanne. "Landscape perspectives. David Hockney rediscovers the landscape of his youth and his
celebrated countryman, John Constable.
" Los Angeles Times, 11 February 2007.
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David Hockney<br>
Woldgate Woods, March 30 - April 21, 2006<br>
      oil on 6 canvases <br>
      Each Canvas: 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)<br>
      Framed Overall: 73 1/2 x 146 1/2 in. (186.7 x 372.1 cm)<br>
      Not for sale

Woldgate Woods, March 30 - April 21, 2006


 

 
 
David Hockney<br>
Woldgate Woods III, May 20 & 21, 2006<br>
      oil on 6 canvases <br>
      Each Canvas: 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)<br>
      Framed Overall: 73 1/2 x 146 1/2 in. (186.7 x 372.1 cm)<br>
      Not for sale

Woldgate Woods III, May 20 & 21, 2006

 

 
 
David Hockney<br>
Woldgate Woods, 26, 27, & 30 July 2006, 2006<br>
      oil on 6 canvases <br>
      Each Canvas: 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)<br>
      Framed Overall: 73 1/2 x 146 1/2 in. (186.7 x 372.1 cm)<br>
      Not for sale

Woldgate Woods, 26, 27, & 30 July 2006

 

 
 
David Hockney<br>
Woldgate Woods, 6 & 9 November 2006, 2006<br>
      oil on 6 canvases <br>
      Each Canvas: 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)<br>
      Framed Overall: 73 1/2 x 146 1/2 in. (186.7 x 372.1 cm)<br>
      Not for sale

Woldgate Woods, 6 & 9 November 2006

 

 
 
David Hockney<br>
Woldgate Woods, 7 & 8 November 2006, 2006<br>
      oil on 6 canvases <br>
      Each Canvas: 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)<br>
      Framed Overall: 73 1/2 x 146 1/2 in. (186.7 x 372.1 cm)<br>
      Not for sale

Woldgate Woods, 7 & 8 November 2006

 

 
 
David Hockney<br>
Walnut Trees, 2006<br>
      oil on canvas<br>
      Canvas: 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)<br>
      Framed: 36 3/4 x 48 3/4 in. (93.3 x 123.8 cm)<br>
      Private collection

Walnut Trees

 

 
 
David Hockney<br>
Woldgate Winter Tree, 2006<br>
      oil on canvas<br>
      Canvas: 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)<br>
      Framed: 36 3/4 x 48 3/4 in. (93.3 x 123.8 cm)<br>
      Private collection

Woldgate Winter Tree

 

 
 
David Hockney<br>
Elderflower Blossom, Kilham, July, 2006<br>
oil on 2 canvases<br>
Overall: 48 x 72 in. (121.9 x 182.9 cm)<br>
Framed: 49 x 73 in. (124.5 x 185.4 cm)<br>
Private collection

Elderflower Blossom, Kilham, July, 2006

 

 
 
David Hockney<br>
Looking East, 2006<br>
      oil on canvas<br>
      Canvas: 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)<br>
      Framed: 36 3/4 x 48 3/4 in. (93.3 x 123.8 cm)<br>
      Private collection

Looking East

 

 
 
David Hockney<br>
Warter Vista, 2006<br>
      oil on 2 canvases<br>
      Overall: 48 x 72 in. (121.9 x 182.9 cm)<br>
      Framed: 49 x 73 in. (124.5 x 185.4 cm)<br>
      Private collection

Warter Vista

 

 
 
David Hockney<br>
Tree Off The Track, 2006<br>
      oil on 4 canvases<br>
      Overall: 72 x 96 in. (182.9 x 243.8 cm)<br>
      Framed: 73 1/4 x 97 1/4 in. (186.1 x 247 cm)<br>
      Private collection

Tree Off The Track

 

 
 
David Hockney<br>
Barley, Wheatfield + Borridge Ruston Parva, 2006<br>
      oil on 2 canvases<br>
      Overall: 48 x 72 in. (121.9 x 182.9 cm)<br>
      Framed: 49 x 73 in. (124.5 x 185.4 cm)<br>
      Private collection

Barley, Wheatfield + Borridge Ruston Parva

 

 
 
David Hockney<br>
Steep Valley Kirkby Underdale, 2006<br>
      oil on 2 canvases<br>
      Overall: 48 x 72 in. (121.9 x 182.9 cm)<br>
      Framed: 49 x 73 in. (124.5 x 185.4 cm)<br>
      Private collection

Steep Valley Kirkby Underdale

 

 
 
David Hockney<br>
Wheat Field Beyond the Tunnel, 16 August 2006, 2006<br>
      Oil on Canvas<br>
      Canvas: 36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)<br>
      Framed: 36 5/8 x 48 5/8 in. (93 x 123.5 cm)<br>
      Private collection

Wheat Field Beyond the Tunnel, 16 August 2006

 
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