Hockney; A retrospective of reflection by Sarah Vassallo

Peter Getting Out of Nick's Pool, 1966 acrylic on canvas, 84x84 in.

I have chosen 'Peter Getting Out of Nick's Pool' 1966, I chose this to be in the exhibition because it is one of Hockney's artworks that show's how he has used the a human form in water.In the artwork you can see a man slightly in the water on the edge of the pool. David Hockney used acrylic on canvas to create his artwork which has a intriguing but a nice relaxing feel to the artwork. The colours in this artwork are a mix of bright tones and duller tones which leaves the viewer feeling rexaled. My eye focuses on the man slighty submerged in the water and then they are drawn to the bright blue water to stark contrast to the person. As you can see ufrom the points raised above, 'Peter Getting Out of Nick's Pool' is an important part of this exhibition.

Picture of a Hollywood Swimming Pool, 1964 acrylic on canvas, 36x48 in.

I have chosen “picture of a Hollywood swimming pool” 1964, to be included in this exhibition because it is one of Hockney’s artworks that shows the waters movement. In this artwork you see some plants placed next to the pool. Next to the plants is a seating area. In this artwork Hockney used acrylic on canvas to create this artwork this artwork has a relaxed feel to it. The colours used are a mixture of dull and bright which leaves the viewers feeling relaxed and happy. My eye is drawn to the pool and then my eye is drawn to the plants placed beside the pool. “picture of a Hollywood swimming pool”, 1964 ia a srong piece in tis exhibition as it uses a great use of materials an different styles of creativity it shows David Hockney’s interest in swimming pools.

Portrait of Nick Wilder, 1966 acrylic on canvas, 72x72 in.

I have chosen the artwork “Portrait of Nick Wilder” 1966, to be included in the exhibition because it is one of many that shows a human figure in the water. In the artwork you can see a manly figure is a tall building, which creates a shadow on the side of the pool. To make this artwork he used acrylic on canvas, which leaves you feeling relaxed and calm. The colours used in this artwork are dull and genital this leaves the viewer feeling peaceful. My eyes focus on the big building then goes to the manly figure in the pool. As you can see from the points raise above, “Portrait of Nick Wilder”, 1966 is an important part of tis exhibition.

A Bigger Splash, 1967 acrylic on canvas, 96x96 in.

I have chosen “ A Bigger Splash” 1967, to be included in this exhibition because it is Hockney’s artwork that demonstrates a splash. In this artwork there is a diving that’s sitting on the edge of the pool. In front of the diving board is a splash. To create this artwork Hockney used acrylic on canvas, which has a simple look. The colours used are simple tones, which leave the viewer relaxed. When looking at the artwork my eye focus on the splash then goes to the diving board. “A Bigger Splash” 1967 is an important piece of artwork in this exhibition as it shows how David Hockney was inspired to create his artworks with swimming pools.

Schwimmbad Mitternacht (Paper Pool 11), 1978 colored and pressed paper pulp, 72x85 1/2 in.

I have chosen "Schwimmbad Mitternacht" (Paper Pool 11), 1978 to be shown in this exhibition because it is one of Hockney’s artworks that show’s a pool. In this artwork you see a pool. Next to the pool is a diving board the diving board shadows over the pool. The materials David Hockney used coloured and pressed paper pulp the artwork leaves the viewer at peace. When looking at the artwork the colours are dark and have all tones of blues, which leaves the viewer feeling calm. Looking at the artwork my eye is drawn to the big blue pool then proceeds to the dark diving board. As you can see from the points raised above "Schwimmbad Mitternacht" (Paper Pool 11), 1978 is an important part of this exhibition.

A Large Diver (Paper Pool 27), 1978 colored and pressed paper pulp, 72x171 in.

I have chosen “A Large Diver” (Paper Pool 27) 1978, I chose this to be included in the exhibition because it is one of David Hockney’s artworks that shows a human figure fully submerged in water. In this artwork you can see human figure fully submerged in the water. Above the figure is a diving board, which makes a shadow on the side of the edge of the pool. In this painting the materials that were used were coloured and pressed paper pulp. The colours in the artwork are a nice contrast of dull and bright. When looking at the artwork my eye focuses on the person submerged in water then focuses on the shadow on the side of the pool created by the diving board. As you can see from the points raised above “A Large Diver” (Paper Pool 27) 1978, is an important part of this exhibition.

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