David Hockney

David Hockney is an artist who’s work is mostly based around water. He moved to New York to begin with and then moved to California later on in life, he didn’t know what kind of artistic potential was waiting for him. He got into painting water and pools as he found that everyone in California seemed to have a pool in their garden or house. He realised that their swimming pools weren’t considered a luxury whereas in England it’s a whole other story as if someone in England has a pool in their garden they are automatically seen as someone with a lot of money. Hockney made numerous paintings of swimming polls between 1964 and 1971, he created a different solution to the representation in each of the paintings he attempted as the surface of the water was changing constantly.

I then went out myself and took photographs of some water and got a few different angles similar to Hockney’s. Here is a contact sheet of what I produced:




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