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Summary

David Hockney is a famous Artist from England, he is 80 years old and still alive, born July 9, 1937.

Biography

He is an English artist, living in California, USA. He is regarded as a key artist in the English pop art in the 1960s, and he has worked in various techniques of painting, collage and lithography.

Hockney made ​​notable by the book Secret Knowledge in 2001. Here he presented his research on how the old masters of European art has made ​​use of optical aids, such as the camera obscura, in his pictures.

He was awarded the Order of the Companions of Honour for his work in 1997. In 2012 he was appointed a member of the Order of Merit.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 26 quotes who is written / told by David.

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Famous quotes by David Hockney (26)


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"You had to be aware that I saw that photography was a mere episode in the history of the optical projection and when the chemicals ended, meaning the picture was fixed by chemicals, we were in a new era"
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"What I didn't know was I was deeply attracted to the big space"
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"Well you can't teach the poetry, but you can teach the craft"
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"We live in an age where the artist is forgotten. He is a researcher. I see myself that way"
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"It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work"
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"There are enough no smoking places now"
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"Television is becoming a collage - there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different"
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"I'm a bit claustrophobic, I know that now"
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"I made a photograph of a garden in Kyoto, the Zen garden, which is a rectangle. But a photograph taken from any one point will not show, well it shows a rectangle, but not with ninety degree angles"
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"But slowly I began to use cameras and then think about what it was that was going on. It took me a long time, I mean I actually played with cameras and photography for about 20 years"
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"Yes, I did, I mean I painted er, in a kind of abstract expressionist way, because of course that was exciting"
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"The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist"
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"I think Picasso was, without doubt, the greatest portraitist of the 20th century, if not any other century"
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"A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light"
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"Most artists work all the time, they do actually, especially good artists, they work all the time, what else is there to do? I mean you do"
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"Always live in the ugliest house on the street - then you don't have to look at it"
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"Smoking calms me down. It's enjoyable. I don't want politicians deciding what is exciting in my life"
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"Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny"
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"Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus"
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"We grow small trying to be great"
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"The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent"
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"But, I would always be thinking of how pictures are constructed and colour, how to use it, I mean you're using it for constructing, makes you think about it, the place did as well"
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"But the moment you use an ordinary camera, you are not seeing the picture, remember, meaning, you had to remember what you've taken. Now you could see it of course, with a digital thing, but remember in 1982 you couldn't"
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"Anything simple always interests me"
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"Well, in Bradford I could say I was brought up in Bradford and Hollywood"
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"And then I went round the corner and there's a Van Gogh portrait, and you just think, well, this is another level. A higher level, actually. I love the Sargent, but it's not the level of Van Gogh"


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