A Yorkshire Sketchbook - the exhibition catalogue from Royal Academy available to buy at Museum Bookstore

A Yorkshire Sketchbook

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'A must for Hockney fans and Yorkshire locals, who will know and love the scenes in these pages' - County and Town House

A beautiful book of Hockney's watercolour and ink sketches of the East Yorkshire landscape.

In recent years renowned artist David Hockney has returned to England to paint the landscape of his childhood in East Yorkshire. Although his passionate interest in new technologies has led him to develop a virtuosic drawing technique on the iPad, he has also traveled outdoors with a traditional sketchbook, an invaluable tool as he works quickly to capture the changing light and fleeting effects of the weather. Executed in watercolour and ink, these panoramic scenes have the spatial complexity of finished paintings--the broad sweep of sky or road, the patchwork tapestry of land--yet convey the immediacy of Hockney's impressions. For those who know the East Yorkshire Wolds, the location of the sketches is unmistakable; for those who don't, its features will come to life in these pages.

Details
  • Hardcover: 92 pages | 43 illustrations
  • Date published: December 2011
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1907533235
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 15.4 cm

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