Spring Cannot be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy (Hardback)
  • Spring Cannot be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy (Hardback)
  • Spring Cannot be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy (Hardback)
  • Spring Cannot be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy (Hardback)
  • Spring Cannot be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy (Hardback)
  • Spring Cannot be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy (Hardback)
  • Spring Cannot be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy (Hardback)
  • Spring Cannot be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy (Hardback)
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Spring Cannot be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy (Hardback)

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Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 25/03/2021
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The iconic octogenarian artist holds forth about life, art and the upside of lockdown in his rustic Normandy farmhouse in a series of candid, insightful conversations with his long-time friend and collaborator, the art critic Martin Gayford.    

'I intend to carry on with my work, which I now see as very important. We have lost touch with nature rather foolishly as we are a part of it, not outside it' David Hockney

On turning eighty, David Hockney sought out rustic tranquility for the first time: a place to watch the sunset and the change of the seasons; a place to live a life of simple pleasures, undisturbed and undistracted; a place to keep the madness of the world at bay. So when Covid-19 and lockdown struck, it made little difference to life at La Grande Cour, the centuries-old Normandy farmhouse where Hockney set up a studio a year before, in time to paint the arrival of spring. In fact, he relished the enforced isolation as an opportunity for even greater devotion to his art.

Spring Cannot be Cancelled is an uplifting manifesto that affirms art's capacity to divert and inspire. It is based on a wealth of new conversations and correspondence between Hockney and the art critic Martin Gayford, his long-time friend and collaborator. Their exchanges are illustrated by a selection of Hockney's new, unpublished Normandy drawings and paintings alongside works by van Gogh, Monet, Bruegel and others.

We see how Hockney is propelled ever forward by his infectious enthusiasms and sense of wonder. A lifelong contrarian, he has been in the public eye for sixty years, yet remains entirely unconcerned by the view of critics or even history. He is utterly absorbed by his four acres of northern France and by the themes that have fascinated him for decades: light, colour, space, perception, water, trees. He has much to teach us, not only about how to see ... but about how to live.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500094365
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 780 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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'Optimistic ... demonstrate[s] the artist's constant fascination with the world around him' - The Arts Society

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