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David Hockney at l’Orangerie

Since early 2019 the British artist David Hockney (9/7/1937, Bradford) has been living in Normandy, Pays d’Auge. From here he started a new chapter in his artistic creation.
His house, garden and surrounding countryside have become his favorite motifs, painted on an iPad, a technique he has used for over ten years.
Starting from an inspiration at the Bayeux Museum, Hockney had been heavily influenced by the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Almost 70 meters long, the embroidered work forms a frieze that tells the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy (11th century).
Thus was born the project to depict the arrival of spring in the form of narrative cycle.
David Hockney, in the main gallery of the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, exhibits “A Year in Normandy”. A solo with a succession of seasons in the form of an eighty meter long frieze, which echoes Monet’s water lilies.
This exhibition, dedicated to nature and its renewal, becomes an opportunity to celebrate the meeting of the Musée de l’Orangerie with the public, after long months of forced closure due covid pandemic and lockdown.

Contrepoint contemporain 7.

David Hockney

A Year in Normandie

13/10/2021 – 14/2/2022

by Alain Chivilò via Musée de l’Orangerie