Bigger Splash

November 2, 2018
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Bigger Splash (1967) by David Hockney.

David Hockney is one of the leading artists of Pop Art. He was born in England, but moved to California attracted by its liberal atmosphere and good weather.

It was a region in which there was much less homophobia, since it is necessary to remember that in the United Kingdom, homosexuality was illegal at that time.

It is said that Hockney was born with synesthesia, and perceived colors when listening to music or other sounds.

Hockney had a kind of obsession with the creation of artworks with swimming pools, like the one I share with you today. Always sunny scenes, refreshing and very bright.

The painting borders on abstraction, since the colors are totally flat. You can hardly see some shadows and reflections to define the figuration.

The technique of David Hockney was based on the work of acrylic paint with roller and brush to get that finish.


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