A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney

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In this remarkable book, a record of a decade of private conversations with art critic Martin Gayford, David Hockney reveals via reflection, anecdote, passion and humour the fruits of his lifelong meditations on the problems and paradoxes of representing a three-dimensional world on a flat surface. These conversations are punctuated by wise and witty observations from both parties on numerous other artists, and enlivened by shrewd insights into the contrasting social and physical landscapes of California, where Hockney spent so many years, and Yorkshire, the birthplace to which he has returned. Some of the diverse people he has encountered along the way – from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Billy Wilder – make entertaining entries into the dialogue.

Table of Contents

1. Turner with an iPhone 2. A Yorkshire Paradise 3. Drawing 4.The Trap of Naturalism 5. The Problems of Depiction 6. A Bigger and Bigger Picture 7. Scale: A Bigger Studio 8. Seeing More Clearly 9. Drawing on a Telephone and in a Computer 10. Painting with Memory 11. Photography and Drawing 12. Caravaggio’s Camera 13. Way Out West: Space Exploration 14. Cleaning Claude 15. Movies and Moving through the Landscape 16. Music and Movement 17.Van Gogh and the Power of Drawing 18. Drawing on an iPad 19.The Power of Imges 20. Theatre 21. Lighting 22. Nine Screens on Woldgate

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Hockney's comments about drawing and about looking are very useful, not just in understanding his work and career, but also in general.

An erudite writer and a wonderful artist in a book that feels like eavesdropping. It could be a literary painting.

...Hockney offers insights into the art of painting, be it on touchscreen or canvas. The book is a walk up to "A Bigger Picture," the major Hockney show at London's Royal Academy of Arts.

Sumptuously illustrated, this radiant volume encapsulates what it truly means to be a visual artist.

In this charming book... the author conveys an awe for the intellect and drive of an artist.

Hockney offers insights into the art of painting, be it on touchscreen or canvas. The book is a walk up to A Bigger Picture, the major Hockney show at London s Royal Academy of Arts."

Hockney s comments about drawing and about looking are very useful, not just in understanding his work and career, but also in general."

In this charming book the author conveys an awe for the intellect and drive of an artist."

About the Author:

Martin Gayford is the chief art critic for Bloomberg News and the author of the acclaimed Rendez-vous with Art, with Philippe de Montebello, and Man With a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud.

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