Perspectives in Portraiture - David Hockney

Ref: C2346494

This series of lectures asks some of the key questions about the development of portraiture. We look at some of the problems artists encounter in representing their subjects and the diversity of portraiture's forms and functions. David Hockney has embraced, invigorated and often subverted traditional portraiture making it a central concern of his art. Revealing and often touching, Hockney's portraiture is a unique record of his life and loves. It has been described as a valuable glimpse of the moment when art and life meet. No experience is necessary - just a lively, open-minded interest in art!

Course aim

This lecture is one of a series that explores some of the different approaches to portraiture.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No experience is necessary - just a lively, open-minded interest in art!

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognize the key characteristics of Hockney's portraits
  • Identify the significant role autobiography plays in his work
  • Understand the ways in which Hockney used photomontage in his work
  • Recognize the extent to which Hockney has invigorated and subverted traditional forms of portraiture.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

A list of the images under discussion, a booklist and relevant web sites will be available on canvas

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Perspectives in Portraiture - David Hockney

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