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Spring Cannot Be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy

Author

David Hockney, Martin Gayford

Published Date

25-03-2021

Publisher

Thames & Hudson Ltd

ISBN

9780500094365

The only way for us to get through lifes’ tribulations are to reconnect with art and nature.

About this book

For David Hockney, Covid-19 lockdown was to be relished as an opportunity for a greater devotion to his work. After turning 80, Hockney moved to a rural farmhouse in the middle of a 4-acre field full of trees in Normandy to live a quiet life. Nature blossomed as usual in the spring of 2020 and Hockney kept drawing at least one painting on his iPad every day. Together with his long-time friend and art critic Martin Gayford, they compile years of written correspondence and have discussion on Hockney’s inspirations, influences and works in this book. He declares the only way for us to get through lifes’ tribulations are to reconnect with art and nature, and questions what we will have learned once the pandamic is over.

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