David Hockney

I chose David Hockney as one of my studied artists as a contrast to the work of Safet Zec, among other reasons. Hockney’s use of line is much more minimalist and stripped back than Zec’s, using the simplest possible configuration of lines to create the scene or object that he is trying to depict. I also chose Hockney because chairs, although they are usually occupied feature in much of his work, and whilst most of his prominent work with chairs as the central focus is done in lithograph I have chosen a couple of examples of portraits in which the depiction of chairs demonstrates his overall approach to drawing chairs.

Article about David Hockney:
Yorkshire Spring Drawings – David Hockney

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/20 14/apr/18/david-hockney-yorkshire-spring- drawings

Peter,Hotel Regina, Venice Drawing, 1970, 17 x 14 inches
Peter,Hotel Regina, Venice Drawing, 1970, 17 x 14 inches
"Portrait of the Artist's Mother, Mrs Laura Hockney, Bradford" Pen and ink on paper, 1972.
“Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, Mrs Laura Hockney, Bradford” Pen and ink on paper, 1972.
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