On his eightieth birthday, David Hockney first sought the tranquility of nature : a place to admire the sunset and the passing of the seasons, a place to stand apart from the madness of the world. Thus, the scourge of covid-19 and confinement hardly changed life in La Grande Cour, a hundred-year-old country house in Normandy where Hockney had set up a studio a year earlier, in time to paint the arrival of spring. What's more, he even enjoyed the compulsory isolation as an opportunity to pursue his art with greater devotion.
"You can't stop spring" is a manifesto that reaffirms the ability of art to distract and inspire us . Based on a wealth of recent correspondence and conversations between Hockney and art critic Martin Gayford , this book also includes a previously unpublished selection of Hockney's new iPad drawings in Normandy, as well as works by Van Gogh, Monet and Bruegel. among other artists.
After a brilliant career on the fringes of criticism and tradition, Hockney continues to be totally focused on the themes that have fascinated him for decades : light, colour, space, perception, water, trees. It has a lot to teach us, not only about how to look... but also about how to live.
Format: 15.2 x 22.9 cm Binding: Hardcover Pages: 280 Spanish Language