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12 Jan 2012

David Hockney and The May Fair 0  

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Here at The May Fair we love art and so we are delighted to have a very special package this January in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Art. Between 21st January and 9th April this year, you can stay at The May Fair hotel, get tickets to the exhibition (including programmes), 20% off dining at Quince and free WiFi throughout the hotel. Check out the offer and book online >

Here’s what The Royal Academy say about the exhibition:

In January 2012 the Royal Academy of Arts will present the first major exhibition in the UK to showcase David Hockney’s landscape work. Vivid paintings inspired by Yorkshire landscape, many large in scale and created specifically for the exhibition, will be shown alongside related drawings and films. Through a selection of works spanning fifty years, this new body of work will be placed in the context of Hockney’s extended exploration of and fascination with landscape.

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Highlights will include three groups of new work made since 2005, when Hockney returned to live in Bridlington, showing an intense observation of his surroundings in a variety of media. The exhibition will reveal the artist’s emotional engagement with the landscape he knew in his youth, as he examines on a daily basis the changes in the seasons, the cycle of growth and variations in light conditions. The exhibition will take the visitor on a journey through Hockney’s world.

The exhibition will address the various approaches that David Hockney has taken towards the depiction of landscape throughout his career. Past works from national and international collections will include Rocky Mountains and Tired Indians, 1965 (Acrylic on Canvas), Garrowby Hill , 1998, (Oil on Canvas) and the ambitious (Oil on 60 Canvases) A Closer Grand Canyon, 1998. David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture will also highlight the artist’s vast knowledge and research of the old masters
and their techniques.

Hockney’s involvement with the depiction of space is traced in this exhibition from the 1960s, through his photocollages of the 1980s and the Grand Canyon paintings of the late 1990s, to the recent paintings of East Yorkshire, many of which have been made en plein air . He has always embraced new technologies; recently he has used the iPhone and iPad as tools for making art. A
number of iPad drawings and a series of new films produced using eighteen cameras will be displayed on multiple screens, providing a spellbinding visual experience.

Find out more information about David Hockney and The May Fair and book now online – see you soon!

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