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David Hockney. A Year in Normandie exhibition at the Orangerie until 14th February 2022

Expat legendary artist David Hockney, once Californian and now living in Normandy, is presenting a giant fresco created on his iPad showing a whole year of scenes from near where he lives, a format not unlike that of the Bayeux Tapestry and of course Monet water lilies, also on display at the rangerie

Exposition David Hockney. A Year in Normandie à l'Orangerie jusqu'au 14 février 2022

The lockdown was a hard moment for us all, but still a creative moment for some, including David Hockney who spent 2020 creating a series of drawings that were to become a huge fresco with a format inspired by his visit to Bayeux and its famous tapestry.

Showing the changing of the seasons near Dave’s house in Normandy, the 84 year-old artist has the colourful result of his 12 months of work currently on show at the Orangerie. Expect to see snow, rain, but also quite a lot of sunshine and trees, all rendered in his inimitable ‘pop’ style. The ensemble will hopefully bring all visitors some joy…

It’s easy to see the link between this piece and Monet’s waterlilies, where the changing light is as important as the monumental format. This is your chance to see two giant creations from different centuries juxtaposed in the same venue – the styles may be very different, but the subject matter and approach have their similarities.

And if you really love the fresco, the book of the exhibition is out in less than week’s time (10th November) 😄 Available here at amazon.fr (35€).

Exposition David Hockney. A Year in Normandie à l'Orangerie jusqu'au 14 février 2022
© David Hockney
Exposition David Hockney. A Year in Normandie à l'Orangerie jusqu'au 14 février 2022
© David Hockney
Exposition David Hockney. A Year in Normandie à l'Orangerie jusqu'au 14 février 2022
© David Hockney
Exposition David Hockney. A Year in Normandie à l'Orangerie jusqu'au 14 février 2022
© David Hockney

The exhibition David Hockney. A Year in Normandie is at the Orangerie (here) until 14th February 2022

Open every day except Tuesdays from 9am-6pm (last entry at 5.15pm – rooms emptied at 5.45pm)

Admission: 13€ / 10€. Online booking (here) obligatory

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