Learn about the life and work of David Hockney
David Hockney is a British artist, who's widely known for his brilliant use of color and innovative painting style. He began his career as one of Britain's most controversial artists in the 1960s, marked by paintings that combined traditional techniques with an abstract expressionist sensibility. David Hockney has a unique way of depicting the world, as if he is looking at it from an eastern view. We focus on how Hockney uses photography in his paintings and his “relationship to looking” through eastern perspective, seasonality and time. Learn why he is now hailed as one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century.
Discover Hockney's biggest influences
You'll learn about his biggest influences and what his “relationship to looking” sparked in his images. While he is known for his paintings depicting modern life in California, England and France, this course will teach you about the artworks and philosophies that influenced him and his work.
Gain deeper understanding of painting through photography
David Hockney challenges the notion that photography is just a mechanical recording of reality. We explore how photography has influenced his paintings and how he used it to push the boundaries of painting into new territory.
As part of this course you'll learn how to use Eastern perspective techniques that are used in many of David's paintings, giving you a chance to explore your creativity and experiment with new ways to paint!
Hockney was not afraid to paint on topics that some may find controversial. He depicted homosexuality with a stunning sense of elegance as well as many other taboo subjects to explore the limits of art
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