I’ll now focus on the second part of the question which is about the message that Hockney is trying to convey.
Hockney’s work is very much concerned with human vision and the way we perceive reality. As mentioned previously, his issue with photography is the single, static viewpoint that a regular photograph depicts. He also disliked the way there was a void between the photographer and the scene, which is why you’ll find his feet in some of his photographic collages.
The message in his photography, is that photography doesn’t have to be this static, frozen thing. He likened his … Read the rest
Here I will look at the first part of the question we’re trying to answer; the creative aspects of David Hockney’s ‘joiner’ photographs.
David Hockney took a lot of influence from Picasso and the cubist movement.
From Linda Bolton’s Cubism:
For centuries, most artists tried to capture exactly how things looked. Paintings were like photos of the real world. But, by about 1900, some artists were experimenting, for example by using non-realistic colors to convey feelings.
The Cubists went much further than this. They broke their subjects down into fragments and facets, and then rearranged the parts. These parts might
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I have chosen to use David Hockney and his ‘joiners’ for my essay subject and plan to answer the following question:
What is your opinion of the relationship between the creative aspects of David Hockney’s ‘joiner’ photographs, the message that Hockney is trying to convey, and to what extent you feel that photography is a necessary part of the process?
From the book ‘Photographs By David Hockney’ and websites like https://thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/chronology/1982 and https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/david-hockney-photographs/ I have made some notes about how these photographs came about:
- Joiners came about because Hockney didn’t like the fact that photography was so static
- He didn’t
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