Presentation on theme: "David Hockney, born in 1937, is an English artist, who is now based in California. David Hockney was an important contributor to the British Pop Art scene."— Presentation transcript:
David Hockney, born in 1937, is an English artist, who is now based in California. David Hockney was an important contributor to the British Pop Art scene of the 1960's.David Hockney is considered by many to be one of the most influential modern artists of our times.
David Hockney is one of the most famous British artists of the 20th century who became world-famous as a painter before turning his attention to photography. As a photographer, Hockney’s work is often an odd sort of photomontage, a giant image made up of many smaller photographs.
At first glance, Hockney’s photomontages are the kind of things that would make most people go, “Huh.” They kind of look like an amateur photographer’s first attempts to make a panorama by taking multiple photos of the same scene while moving the camera. But the photos don’t stitch together properly, and the seams are obvious and it all just seems a little odd. They’re interesting, but if you don’t understand the context, Hockney’s photomontages are too easy to brush off.
Telephone Pole, 1982 photographic collage. edition: 15 66x40 in. “CUBISM - A ground-breaking style that emerged in France around 1909, in the work of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Cubist artists shattered naturalistic forms and space, attempting to represent on a flat surface all aspects of what existed in three dimensions. Analytic cubism presented different views of an object simultaneously and stressed geometric forms and neutral tones. Synthetic cubism, a later stage, reintroduced color and elements of collage.” http://www.nga.gov/education/americ an/aaglossary.shtm
Prehistoric Museum Near Palm Springs, 1982 photographic collage 84 1/2 x 56 1/2 in. Intrigued by how Cubist painters incorporated multiple viewpoints of a single subject, British artist David Hockney applied it to the medium of photography. You will be creating a photocollage based on Hockney’s work. (Mike Sacco )
1.Things to consider when shooting 2.- Compose a photo with a strong center of interest. Since you are taking pictures of a very wide area, you should keep your center of interest very close. 3.- Try out different focal lengths for the subject. You must also make sure your camera is correctly focused for each shot. 4.- Remember, never to move from your spot until you’re done. You may tilt the camera up and down during the shoot, but never change your shooting position. 5.- Practice shooting first. The idea behind Hockney’s approach is to photograph a large scene by breaking it up into many smaller ones. 6.- You must think of your scene as having an invisible grid with overlapping squares placed upon it. Begin shooting with only your waist turned three-quarters to the left. Continue to shoot your first horizontal row of photos, remembering to always overlap the photo you just took, until you reach a position where your waist is turned three-quarters to the right. 7.- Begin to shoot the second row of horizontal photos as you did previously, but you must also overlap the top of this row with the bottom of the last row. 8.- Continue to shoot the entire scene always overlapping both vertically and horizontally until you complete the scene.
http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/or/cubism.html Part Three A Photoshop version of Cubism