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"David Hockney in perspective"
A film by Monique Lajournade
et Pierre Saint-Jean
Directed by Monique Lajournade


1998
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 landscapes. Rare archive footage shows a few highlights of Hockney's prolific career, from Swinging London – where it all started – to opera sets and photographic collages.

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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