David Hockney's Pop Art Term Paper by Nicky

A review of David Hockney's well-known works of pop art.
# 145370 | 1,592 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 05, 2010 in Art (Artists) , Art (Painting)

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The paper relates that David Hockney is an icon in the world of pop art, and describes his paintings entitled "A Bigger Splash", "A Lawn Being Sprinkled," and his huge venture called "Bigger Trees Near Water." The paper includes critics' reviews of his works.

From the Paper:

"David Hockney didn't wash up on shore, but he is one of the most important and most celebrated contributor's to the Pop Art movement, having launched his very public and very successful career in the 1960s. Today he remains an icon in the world of pop art from his birthplace in England to places far and wide throughout the world - not the least of which is the U.S., New York City and Los Angeles, in particular.
"Among his many impressive and well-noted works is "A Bigger Splash" - a swimming pool painting inspired by his years as a resident of Los Angeles. This painting actually ended up the subject of a film by Jack Hazan, A Bigger Splash. The painting is featured on the cover of Peter Clothier's book, Hockney; Clothier writes that the diagonal diving board in the right foreground "offers an obvious point of entry" and the viewer is "caught between artifice and illusion - the pale, smooth, rolled-on blue of a monochrome band of paint.""

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clothier, Peter, Hockney (New York: Abbeville Press, 1995), 34-35.
  • Gayford, Martin, "David Hockney: Why I Paint Instead of Just Picking Up a Camera." Bloomberg.com (September, 2004). Available from http://www.bloomberg.com.
  • Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy. "Popular Imagery" in Theories of Contemporary Art, RichardHertz, ed. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1985.
  • Harper Stone. "Spacial Contradictions and Other Means to Revolution." Available fromhttp://harperstone.org/writing/spacepaper.pdf.
  • Kipnis, Laura. "Repossessing Popular Culture" in Theory in Contemporary Art Since 1985, Kocur, Zoya, & Leung, Simon, Eds. (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2005),376.

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