Thursday, December 19, 2013
I am pleased with the interaction of the background with the foreground in this one. Two and one half faces to go. One half? Yes, I am partially finished with the center panel.
I went to see a fabulous exhibit yesterday at the DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. David Hockney has produced an amazing series of works, both landscape and portraiture, in a wide variety of mediums….watercolor, oil, acrylic, charcoal, video and digital drawing and painting. Most of these works have been presented by combining multiple pieces, framed as one. The digital prints have very subtle seaming but most of the canvases are not in total alignment of the imagery and some are actually framed in thin wood and then put together like looking through a window that had multiple panes. The seams became part of the image. I don't remember seeing art presented this way before. The enlarged digital prints were very exciting. Much of what is being passed around on the internet regarding digital imagery is very photo realistic. These pieces look like paintings with Hockney trademark strokes and stylization. If you can't get to the exhibit, there is a video available as well as a book. I have mine reserved at my local library, on a waiting list. In the meantime, ideas generated by this wonderful exhibit are swimming around in my head!
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 11:17 AM