Where do artists get their ideas? What is perspective? How can photography be like drawing or painting? David Hockney touches on these and other issues while discussing the making of his photographic collage Pearblossom Hwy in this video.
Helen and Hula-Hoop, Seacoal Beach, Lynemouth, Tyneside, UK, 1984 by Chris Killip His affection for the land and its people never blinded him to the toughness of ordinary existence. By Richard Cork, Review of Another Country at Serpentine Gallery, September 12, 1985 Excerpt from New Spirit, New Sculpture, New Money: Art in the […]
Francis Bacon, 1963 “When you take someone smiling,” he explained to his niece, “they look stupid.” By Sebastian Smee, March 22, 2004 Taking celebrity portraits involves making a crucial decision. You can embrace the celebrity machine, relishing your own role in the business of image-creation; this was the approach of Cecil Beaton and […]
“I am not interested in rules and conventions … photography is not a sport. If I think a picture will look better brilliantly lit, I use lights, or even flash.” By Bill Brandt, First published in Camera in London, 1948 I had the good fortune to start my career in Paris in 1929. For […]
By Doug Rickard, ASX, July 2010 A long time ago, far, far away, in a rainy king-and-queen-filled land, in a colorful little-knick-knack, jigsaw-puzzle, cat-hair-filled, grease-streaked, filthy tiny fishbowl, baby Richie was born. Little Richie came into this lovely rainy little world born to proud parents, the drunk-unemployed-Ray and the devoted-enormous-“big”-Liz Billingham. Soon, little baby brother […]
“I have no problem with that. I don’t want to feign being intimate with somebody I meet 5 minutes ago.” Interview with Richard Woodward, New York City, June 2007 RW: Let’s start with this new book, which is actually a series of books, and work backwards. How did the project originate? PG: Well, my […]
John Tusa Interviews David Hockney As an artist David Hockney is easy to get wrong. For years viewers have responded to the extrovert hedonism of his California pictures, the swimming pools, the sensual lifestyle, the uninhibited colours, the recognisable images. Hockney too has always been recognised as a wonderful draftsman. At a time when some […]