A throwback of the exhibition David Hockney. Works from the Tate Collection at the Bucerius Kunst Forum Hamburg. The British artist, who is now 83 years old, has been known for decades for his works of art. Colourful scenes are taken directly from life, imposing impressions and still-life paintings. In the spring and summer of 2020, an exhibition dedicated to him took place at the Bucerius Kunst Forum Hamburg. Due to temporary closures of the Forum for visitors in the Hanseatic City, the exhibition in cooperation with the British Tate was extended until mid-September 2020. Since this article is appearing quite a bit later, following just some impressions of David Hockney’s paintings.
A visit to the British Tate in London, or Liverpool, as well as to the Bucerius Kunst Forum Hamburg at any time is more than recommendable. In Hamburg, the Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe is also highly recommended. One of my personal favourites has definitely been the stunning “A Bigger Grand Canyon”, a 60 canvas masterpiece owned by National Gallery of Australia, that I can recommend wholeheartedly as well, in a total size of 207 x 744.2 cm.
“Keep being driven. You don’t always have to be talented, but you do have to be driven. I am driven. I’m always working.”
– David Hockney (2016)
Address Bucerius Kunst Forum Hamburg: Alter Wall 12, 20457 Hamburg, Germany.