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The Photo Collage Artwork of Pop Artist David Hockney
Biography David Hockney, born in 1937, is an English collage artist, painter, printmaker, photographer and stage designer.
A Bigger Splash A Bigger Splash was painted in California in the early summer of 1967 and is the most well –known painting of Hockneys early career. It is an illustration of a typical warm, sunny, cloudless California day. The splash is created by a person who has just dived into the pool. A Bigger Splash 1967
Photo Collage Besides painting, Hockney has also worked with photography, or, more precisely, photo collage. Photo collage is the process of making a composite photograph by cutting and joining a number of other photographs together you can see an example in The Chair. The Chair 1985
Kasmin Using varying numbers of small Polaroid snaps or photographs of a single subject Hockney arranged a patchwork to make a composite image. For example, Kasmin is portrait of an art dealer Paul Kasmin. Kasmin 1982
A Happy Accident Hockney's creation of photo collage occurred accidentally. He was working on a painting of a living room in Los Angeles. He took Polaroid shots of the living room and glued them together, not intending for them to be a composition on their own. He stopped painting for a period of time to pursue this new style of photography.
The Living Room
Pearblossom Highway Some of Hockneys collages are landscapes such as Pearblossom Highway. The picture is about driving. On the right-hand side of the road it's as if you're the driver, reading traffic signs to tell you what to do and so on, and on the left-hand side it's as if you're a passenger going along the road more slowly, looking all around-- even at the littered cans and bottles. When you drive you read all the road signs, but when you're the passenger, you don't, you can decide to look where you want.
Pearblossom Highway 1986
Take a look at more of Hockeys photo collage artworks. Place Furstenberg 1982 Telephone Pole 1982
Still Life Blue Guitar 1982 Celia's Children Albert & George Clark 1982
My Mother 1985 Self Portrait 1992
Conclusion An important contributor to the British Pop art movement of the 1960s, David Hockney is considered one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. What can I do to make this look perfect? I know!! EXCELLENT !!!