• 29-AUG-2012

  • SOURCE: Guggenheim Bilbao

Last 5 weeks to visit David Hockney's "A Bigger Picture" at the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum – New B-Roll available

David Hockney
The exhibition of David Hockney, A Bigger Picture, organized by the Royal Academy of Arts in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, ends on September 30th. It is the first major exhibition held in Spain to celebrate the crucial role landscape plays in...It is the first major exhibition held in Spain to celebrate the crucial role landscape plays in the career of this artist, considered the most important living British painter.

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture highlights Hockney's curiosity and energy when adopting the myriad possibilities of landscape art. Hockney works from observation and from memory and imagination, supported by visual and technological tools. His mastery of various media and always innovative approach allows him to create images that are powerful evocations of space and landscape and achieve "a bigger picture". His deep knowledge of the masters of the past and their influence on his work are equally evident in the exhibition, as demonstrated by the use of scale to extend the view of thelandscape. Above all the exhibition places Hockney firmly in the tradition of celebrated British landscape painters such as Constable, who are associated with a particular area of great natural beauty.

Opening and closing dates: from May 15 to September 30, 2012. Curators: Edith Devaney, Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Marco Livingstone, Independent Curator. Sponsored by: Iberdrola