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David Hockney. 82 portraits and a still life

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Hosted in Venice at the Galleria d'arte Moderna of Cà Pesaro from 24 June to 22 October, David Hockney. 82 portraits and a still life is the first monographic exposition of Hockney in Italy. The painter, English of birth but of  Californian adoption, is considered the artist "who made the Pop Art eternal" and is considered one of the most established contemporary artists. His art puts at the center of the work The figurative element: the landscape or the portrait are very poignant of the brightness and liveliness typically Californian, in a constant interaction between traditional artistic techniques and new media.

Considered by the artist as a single corpus, the 82 portraits exposed relate to the artist's intimate and professional life: family, friends, artists, gallery, and art critics are the subjects of his works that were performed by Hockney in the same conditions: the time of realization is three days, during which the subject is accommodated in a chair, always the same, with behind the same neutral background.

The 82 canvas, all of the same format, are a sort of classification of characters, a visual essay on the form and human condition that transcends the classifications of gender, identity and nationality.

Edited by: Edith Devaney

Where: Galleria Internazione di Arte Moderna Cà Pesaro – Venezia – Santa Croce 2076

When: From June 24th to October 22nd 2017

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