We wanted to see the wonderful Exhibition of David Hockney paintings, many on loan from museums, collectors, and the artist himself.
We travelled by train and arrived an hour before the 10am. opening, to find a long queue already in the grand courtyard.
Finally we were able to get to the ticket desk, and made our way upstairs to this special Hockney, the Bigger Picture exhibit.
The number of paintings was staggering, and the display was beautifually arranged and lit, with a well thought out chronological flow.
Especially striking were the huge seasonal paintings of Yorkshire scenes, done boldly and colourfully, and the lovely series of countryside scenes. David Hockney has made representational country scene paintings trendy again, with his fabulous use of bold colour and broad brush strokes.
What we particualrly wanted to see were the huge multi-canvases of the Grand Canyon which capture the awsome grandeur of that amazing sight in a way that no film or photo can ever do.
There were several of his multi- image photographic creations, a room with an exploration of video as an art form, which is very thought provoking, and a room with his charcoal and pen sketches, some from early years.
This exhibition proves beyond all doubt, Hockney's appeal to all, and his huge talents in so many creative areas.
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