Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Art + Fashion: David Hockney

Art + Fashion: David Hockney

David Hockney Art
Roberto Cavalli dress
Tory Burch clutch 
Jessica Simpson pumps

I recently was introduced to the artwork by David Hockney in the April issue of Vogue.  As I have said many times before: I love color.  His landscape paintings are so vibrant and enchanting it almost feels like a scene out of Alice in Wonderland.  There are so many pieces to choose from to incorporate a fashionable set I feel like a whole collection could be created using his colors and whimsical aesthetic.  I feel that the Roberto Cavalli dress above gave the perfect illusion of a colorful, enchanting forest and the Tory Burch clutch pulls in a realistic, woody nature feel.

Hockney graduated from Bradford College of Art in 1957 and there's a wonderful timeline of his work broken down by decade on his website.  (I tried to image which painting would fit best in Megan & Don Draper's stylish apartment from the 50's and 60's sections.)

A few works from his site:

Launderette, 1954


Peter getting Out of Nick's Pool, 1966

Beverly Hills Housewife, 1966


Beach Umbrella, 1971

A Large Diver  (Paper Pool 27), 1978

Model With Unfinished Self-Portrait, 1977


Large Interior, Los Angeles, 1988

Under and Out of the Arch,  1989


Garrowby Hill, 1998

Snails Space with Vari-lites, "Painting as Performance" 1995-96


Early Blossom, Woldgate, 2009

More Felled Trees on Woldgate, 2008

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Very cool! I think I like his most recent work and pieces from the 70s the best.

Audrey Allure said...

Such wonderful artwork!