Friday, January 13, 2006

Ideal California



A Bigger Splash, 1967 by David Hockney, Tate Gallery, London.

Hockney was interested in capturing a splash of water that only lasts for mere seconds and depicting it on canvas. Throughout his career he has done series on the same subjects.

7 comments:

Brian said...

Swimming pools also; apparently when he immigrated to the U.S. he was flabbergasted at all the swimming pools people had in California, both loved them and found them a bit funny, so had to put it the idea on to canvas.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy this site, would you be putting up more chinese art?

Martha said...

There is that sterotype about the English always being in the pool when they visit CA or FL....
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I am sure I will post some Chinese art again, I will try for next week.

Martha

boneman said...

OK, I don't like the Hockney paintings as much as his amazing photographic collections, but that's not why I'm commenting....
I just wanted to say THANKYOU and though I'm sure you here it often, I really like your site! So far, my two favorites were the mermaid and the sailor (and only just this time did I realize just how close he is to going in, one foot and leg in the water!) and the pirate. I actually did a picture of a group of men on a lifeboat with high seas and a burning boat behind them but it wasn't as good as the one shown.
Thanx again!

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