From the early sixties, when he left the Royal College of Art more famous than his teachers, Hockney’s paintings have shown a charm and humour that sets them apart from others of his generation. A naturally gifted draftsman, his love of ingenious visual devices has led him to experiment with a whole range of techniques, from stage design to coloured paper making. From the early abstract expressionist images, through his famous Californian scenes of swimming pools to the photo-montages of the mid eighties, this lecture follows the career of an artist whose wit and imagination has never faltered.
The lecturer on this occasion is Douglas Skeggs.
He is an art historian with an international reputation, specialising in the Impressionists. He has written an appreciation of Monet and four novels of suspense. He is in great demand as a lecturer and is rather good at ‘painting’ Old Masters himself. He read fine art at Magdalen college, Cambridge
March 11th at 1045 a.m.
Answers to quiz 3
A = 8 Slave ship JMW Turner
B= 21 Vale of White horse Eric Ravilious
C=20 Las dos mujeres Diego Ravera
D=29 Sir Winston Churchill Graham Sutherland
E=13 un bar aux Folies Berger Edouard Manet
F=2 Head of old man Albrecht Durer
G=17 Coventry Cathedral John Piper
H= 6 Lady in white satin dress Sir Anthony van Dyck
I=5 Madonna del Prato Raphael
J=12 Bridge in Monets garden Claud Monet
K=1 Lady with an ermine Leonardo da Vinci
L=18 Vanessa Bell Duncan Grant
M=27 Portrait of womn in grey Gwen John
N=9 Luncheon of the Boating Party Pierrre Auguste Renoir
O=4 Old woman with boy and candle Peter Paul Rubens