“A lot of the early modern artists believed that art could change the world. A lot of artists today don’t’ believe that. Well, I do…The urge to depict and the longing to see depiction is very strong and deep within us. It’s a 5,000 year old longing — we see it all the way back to the cave paintings — this need to render the world. Art is about correspondences — making connections with the world and with each other.”
David Hockney, considered by many as one of the world’s greatest living artists ( 1937 – ) is a painter, printmaker, photographer, and stage designer. His works are characterized by economy of technique and a preoccupation with light and frank realism.
He has a lot to say. Here are a few books to read more of his insights. They might just give you a creative jolt.
Couldn’t resist one more quote:
“I think that the way we depict space has a great deal to do with how we behave in it.”
Have a great weekend,