David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

Royal Academy of Arts

21 January – 9 April 2012

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David Hockney's beloved East Yorkshire landscape is the star of the Royal Academy's Spring blockbuster.

The artist has done for the region what Constable did for Suffolk, says Co-curator Edith Devany, who intends that the exhibition will place Hockney firmly in the great British landscape tradition. Hockney was a couple of years into a concentrated period of work on the Yorkshire landscape when the Academy made its approach in 2007, offering him the run of the institution's large exhibition spaces.

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The 150 works on display include paintings, sketches, photo montages and blown-up prints of works created on the artist's iPad. Taking centre stage is a series of large landscapes in oil, including the 15-canvas Winter Timber (2009), which hangs over six metres wide, and four large paintings of the seasons made in 2007 and 2008.

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