David Hockney

David Hockney

A Bigger Picture

DVD - 2009
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Filmed over three years, an unprecedented record of a major artist at work. It captures David Hockney's return from California to paint his native Yorkshire, outside, through the seasons, and in all weathers. It tells the story of a homecoming and gives a revealing portrait of what inspires and motivates today's greatest living British-born artist.
"***1/2...unusually intimate...splendid...fascinating...Highly recommended."--Video Librarian
"An unqualified, life-enhancing joy from start to finish!"--The Sunday Times (London)
"This film may well be the best anyone will ever make about Hockney's process."--The Times (London)
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features, ©2009.
Branch Call Number: DVD 759. 2 DAV
Characteristics: 1 DVD (ca. 60 min.)


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Jan 08, 2018

Fabulous! It is wonderful to learn of the artist and see him at work and hear his own words. If one cannot meet him personally this is a very close second. Such a gifted man.

Dec 19, 2015

If you enjoy Hockney and want to learn more from his own words, this is a great opportunity. I thought the filmmaker got in the way a few times (ie. framing shots to include himself, at the expense of his subject) but Hockney is a delight to listen to and watch.

Nov 20, 2014

Excellent portrait of the British painter David Hockney- it's especially interesting if you're a painter.

kevfarley Nov 03, 2014

"You don't retire doing this. You just do it till you fall over." -- David Hockney

Bruno Wllheim spent three years filming the artist in order to give us this wonderful cinematic window into the creative life of a 70 year old master painter,.. at the height of his productivity !!
The bonus extras are also extraordinary.

I hope that Willheim makes more documentaries,.. giving insight into creative treasures such as David Hockney.


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kevfarley Nov 03, 2014

"You don't retire doing this. You just do it till you fall over." -- David Hockney

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