A Field Guide to Hockney’s Paintings

A Bigger Splash 1967 David Hockney born 1937 Purchased 1981 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T03254

David Hockney has now achieved the somewhat dubious honour of “national treasure” but over the past six decades he has been very un-cosily dedicated to challenging and interrogating the conventions of art making.

This relentless commitment to experimentation underpins his current survey at Tate Britain. The show charts a well-edited path through the many modes of Hockney, as he strives to capture the experience of being in the world – and in the process places us firmly at the centre of his highly personal universe.

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