David Hockney: ‘Just because I’m cheeky, doesn’t mean I’m not serious’
At 77, and with two new exhibitions, David Hockney is more prolific and outspoken than ever. He tells us why he stopped painting after the death of his assistant – and why, despite a 9pm bedtime, he’s still a rebel at heart
The second artist I have looked at is Tai-Shan Schierenberg. Born in England in 1962, the eldest of three sons to a very young Chinese mother and a nascent painter-cum-poet father of Dutch-German origin. He spent the first years of his life with his grandparents in Malaysia but eventually returned to London for primary school, forgetting Chinese and learning English. I like Schierenberg and in particular this image for reasons similiar to those expressed when I spoke previously of Rembrandt…
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Print of the Week – David Hockney (part 2)
I’m currently loving David Hockney’s “Portrait of Mother III,” the simplicity of line and color fascinates me. This print is a lithograph; keep in mind that each color is pr…
Lucian Freud Portraits: Painted Life
The geometry of innocent flesh on the bone – Bob Dylan It was to be his last painting. As always, in his inimitable style, after a cursory charcoal sketch he went straight to paint, working f…
Paintings Of Mom by 33 Famous Artists For Mother's Day.
In honor of Mother's Day, I wanted to re-run one of my favorite original posts. "Famous Artists Paint Their Mothers" are thirty-three portraits of the female forebearers of various respected and well-known painters. The portraits range from the 15th century to the present* - excluding paintings of The Madonna, arguably the most famous of all mothers. Most artists, at one time or another, have painted a portrait of the woman from whose womb they sprang. Some are flattering, some are not and…
David Hockney Portraits
What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing: you wouldn't be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.' David Hockney