David Hockney, Yosemite I, 2011
Image source: de Young Museum
The de Young Museum in San Francisco, CA, recently hosted a David Hockney retrospective titled, “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition.” The expansive show featured work from the past decade and a half, including the artist’s famed iPad art.
Hockney works in both conventional and emerging media covering a wide range of subject matter. His iPad drawings, specifically those housed in “light boxes,” were the stars of the show. The landscapes, still-lifes, and portraits were wonderfully rendered in their own right — playful color combinations, extraordinary textures and patterns, rhythmic lines — but the technology behind them added a new dimension to the consumption of art.