David Hockney's Dog Days (English and Spanish Edition)

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9780500237304: David Hockney's Dog Days (English and Spanish Edition)

David Hockney is one of Britain's best loved and most famous contemporary artists, a painter whose subject matter has often included his friends and everyday surroundings. In the 1980s, as a respite from increasingly frenetic activity in designing operas, experimenting with new techniques and media, helping organize retrospectives and breaking new ground in his paintings, Hockney began to paint and draw his companions, Stanley and Boodgie. Born from sharp observation, and affection, these delightful bravura paintings and drawings are not only a tribute to two dogs whose tranquil lives, like most, are dominated by food and love, but also masterful painterly depictions. A text by the artist himself gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how to work with models who don't necessarily want to sit still. Hockney has provided additional drawings made specially on the page, and has been largely involved in the layout of the book.

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David Hockney's Dog Days is the slightest of books, but that may be just fine for dachshund lovers, who will be its best audience. Hockney's drawings and paintings of his two dogs are full of tender love. They are "not very good models," he says. "One knock on the door is enough to make them leap up." So he paints them snoozing, mostly horizontal (as dachshunds usually are), and mostly on yellow and blue backgrounds, which can be monotonous. These are not the dachshunds of Pierre Bonnard, who made strange black holes in otherwise glorious canvasses. No matter: Hockney offers "no apologies." Speaking as a dog lover, he explains, "These two little creatures are my friends."

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David Hockney introduces his two dachshunds, Stanley and Boodgie, in this delightful new book. The result of both sharp observation and affection, these paintings and drawings are lyrical studies in form and color. A text by the artist himself gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how to work with models who don't necessarily want to sit still. Hockney has provided additional drawings made specially on the page, and has been largely involved in the layout of the book, creating a charming and unified whole.

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Verlag: Thames & Hudson, 28.02.1998. (1998)
ISBN 10: 0500237301 ISBN 13: 9780500237304
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Buchbeschreibung Thames & Hudson, 28.02.1998., 1998. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. Auflage: 01. 80 Seiten ZUSTAND: geringe Gebrauchs/Lagerspuren *schneller Versand* Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 536 23,8 x 20,4 x 1,8 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Artikel-Nr. 27495

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Verlag: Thames & Hudson 1998, (1998)
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Buchbeschreibung Thames & Hudson 1998, 1998. gross. Buchzustand: Wie neu. . 80 p. w. 17 b&w and 67 col. ill. 200 x 232 mm.Gebunden. Gewicht 338g English Ed. 1998. , fast neu, ungebraucht, ungelesen. The perfect gift for Hockney fans and dog lovers everywhere, "David Hockney's Dog Days", now in a gift edition, is an album devoted to two of the artist's closest friends, his dachshunds Stanley and Boodgie. This beautiful and engaging book includes almost all of Hockney's paintings and drawings of his two companions,dozens of new illustrations created specially for this book. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 338. Artikel-Nr. 8053523

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