Hockney’s Eye

ISBN: 9781913645120
Artist(s): David Hockney
Author(s): Martin Gayford
Format: hardback
Year published: 5 April 2022
Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 184
Illustrations: 100 colour illustrations

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Throughout his long career, David Hockney has insistently explored diverse ways of depicting the visible world. He has scrutinised the methods of the old masters, and explored radical departures from their cherished assumptions. The exhibitions accompanied by this volume are the first to focus on this central theme in his art.

His vision will be explored in the setting of traditional masterpieces of naturalistic observation, and in the context of modern sciences and technologies of seeing. The first section of the book looks at his thrilling experiments in seeing and representing in broad historical and contemporary contexts. This is followed by discussions of pre-photographic devices for capturing the appearances of things by optical means. The third section includes essays on Hockney’s experiments from the perspectives of neuroscience and computer vision. In short, it reveals in a new way the working of Hockney’s unique eye.


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