David Hockney and A History of Pictures, by Martin Gayford
Talk | Royal Over-Seas League
Friday 10 March 2017 - 18:30 until 20:00
Tate Britain's extensive retrospective of David Hockney aims to show him as an intelligent and profound interrogator of the essence of art. A picture, as he says, is the only way that we can give an account of what we see.
To tie in with this exhibition, art critic and historian Martin Gayford, who with Hockney co-authored the book A History of Pictures: From the cave to the computer screen, discusses their collaboration exploring how and why pictures have been made across the millennia. What makes marks on a flat surface interesting? How do you show movement in a still picture, and how, conversely, do films and television connect with old masters? What are the ways in which time and space can be condensed into a static image on a canvas or screen? What do pictures show – truth or lies? Do photographs present the world as we experience it?
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.