Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: One of the best-known artists alive today, David Hockney's work also embraces opera, set design, photo-mosaics, and electronic art. Peter Adam focuses on Hockney's obsession with the male nude and his gay relationships. Through candid conversation, Adam examines the progress of Hockney's gay art, from his coming out in London in the '60s to his thematic focus on the nude swimmers and pools of L.A. Photos. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Based on a candid conversation with the artist, Peter Adam's "Outline" leads us through David Hockney's endlessly inventive artistic development. From the perspective of his enduring fascination with the male nude, it also charts his relationships with the friends and lovers who fired his imagination and whom he portrayed, both intimately and formally, in his work - including those in London, such as W.H. Auden, Ossie Clark and Patrick Procktor, and later those in the United States, notably Christopher Isherwood, Don Bachardy, Peter Schlesinger and Gregory Evans. It tells the story of a wonderfully engaging artistic personality, from his swinging sixties' peroxided hair and gold lame jacket, through his impatience with English prudery and censoriousness, to the present day when so many of those he has painted or drawn are no longer alive.
From Library Journal:
These two titles are the first offering in the new "Outlines" series, which promises to bring out small, affordably priced biographies of gay artists, writers, actors, and composers. Probably the publisher's location in Britain led the editors to choose Benjamin Britten as one of the first entries, a choice unlikely to make the book as successful on this side of the Atlantic. To make matters worse, in this slim volume TV and screenwriter Wilcox (Gay Plays Five, Heinemann, 1995) finds most of the operas wanting in many ways, and 18 exceedingly brief essays do little but catalog hidden gay subtext within each piece?allusions that would have been created by the librettist in most cases. Art historian and filmmaker Adam's work on the English painter David Hockney is by far the more successful of the two. The sensual, the libidinal, the homosexual have always infused Hockney's art, and the author clearly, almost lovingly, opens up the artist's personal life to explain how it came to inhabit his professional body of work. Hockney chose friends, lovers, and family members for his pastel-colored portraits and poolside paintings that forever transformed Western art's previous idealized and allegorical image of the male nude to a more honest and natural one, from the heroic to the erotic. Not meant to provide in-depth biography or academic analysis, "Outlines" is a promising new series whose second offering, on Hockney, is recommended for most collections.?Jeffery Ingram, Newport P.L., Ore.
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Descrizione libro Absolute Press, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1899791558