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David Hockney: Arrival of Spring, Normandy 2020

Hosted by the Consul of the Istanbul Fine Arts Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 22 May 15:00 - 16:30

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David Hockney is considered as one of the most inspiring artists of the 20th and 21st centuries and is one of the most significant figures of the Pop Art movement. The Sakıp Sabancı Museum in Istanbul will be the third museum venue for this exhibition, which was previously shown at the Royal Academy in London and Bozar in Brussels.

Hockney, who has been experimenting with new technologies and different methods of making art throughout his career, began to draw on an iPhone and iPad in the early Protected content . This exhibition, a culmination of this particular technological quest, includes Protected content the artist's iPad paintings, the subject of which heralds the arrival of spring. These were all executed in Normandy in Protected content , during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In these ‘paintings’, Hockney depicts a landscape filled with fruit trees, bushes, flower beds, ponds and rivers, fields, and distant hills, capturing the annual cycle of spring from bare trees to buds, flowers, and abundant green foliage. The exhibition celebrates the season from beginning to end, reminding us of the miracles of the natural world and its constant renewal.

You can find me at the venue from 14:30 onwards. After we are done with the exhibition, I invite attendees to hang out in MSA Restaurant to have a few drinks with by the magnificient Bosphorus view.