Robert D'Arista, Monotype

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sketchbooks: David Hockney

David Hockney, an avid draughtsman and one of Britain's leading artists,  discusses why a brush captures reality better than a camera in this interview with Andrew Marr of The Guardian:

    "David Hockney laughs, pulls open a wooden drawer and rummages through scores of identical small black books. He pulls one out, checks the first page for a date, and throws it over. It turns out to be the visual record of a few recent days in London - small, fast sketches recording his journey on the top deck of a number nine bus, then visits to exhibitions, a record of a funeral service at the Brompton Oratory, a couple of hours with the plaster casts in the V&A, a restaurant meal with friends, Hyde Park corner and an Evening Standard headline reflected in a silver bowl he'd just bought. Each one is done with a nylon Japanese watercolour brush..." 
    Images from Hockney's sketchbooks

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