"David Hockney in perspective"
A film by Monique Lajournade
et Pierre Saint-Jean
Directed by Monique Lajournade
Duration 52 min
Master Digital Beta
©1998 Mirage illimité
This film is a vital source of information on the work of
David Hockney who is filmed in his everyday world, at his Hollywood studio, as he works
on a series of Grand Canyon paintings, a synthesis of his research into
space and landscape.
For the first time, David Hockney provides the key to his creative
process and gives an illuminating commentary on the challenges
of his work.
We also accompany him back to the colourful landscapes
of his native Yorkshire.
His enthusiasm, joy and humour shine through during these interviews
in which the artist gives us a very personal and moving insight into
his life and work.
He also takes us for a musical drive through some of his favourite
Rare archive footage shows a few highlights of Hockney's prolific career,
from Swinging London – where it all started – to opera sets and photographic
Production: Mirage illimité, Canal +,
Centre Georges Pompidou, Grand Canal in association
with the French Ministry of Culture (Délégation aux arts plastiques)
and the Centre national du cinéma (CNC).
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