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Chloe, 19 from Hertfordshire, UK. First year Digital Media Design student at Bournemouth University

Photo Task #2 Research into Temporal Expressions – David Hockney and Cubism

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Following my recent second task, I did some research to help me.

I started to look at David Hockney’s art, I admit I had never heard of this artist before but the research astonished me. Hockney is a British painter, draughtsman, printmaker, photographer and stage designer.

During the 1980s he started producing photo collages, calling them “joiners”. Using Polaroids of a single subject, Hockney arranged a collage to make a composite image. Strangely enough, this happened accidentally.Hockney realised that photographers were using cameras with wide-angle lenses, the images looked somewhat distorted which he did not like.

I found this example of David Hockney’s joiner work here

A 'Joiner' created by David Hockney

A ‘Joiner’ created by David Hockney

Hockney was interested in Cubism. An early 20th-century style and movement in art, especially painting, in which perspective with a single viewpoint was abandoned and use was made of simple geometric shapes and interlocking planes.

Started by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, most Cubist works are immediately known due to their flattened, two-dimensional appearance and a somewhat neutral color palette. Cubist paintings aren’t meant to be seen as realistic in any way, it is simply a way of looking at the subject in every angle.


Marcel Duchamp ‘Nude Descending a Staircase’ (above)


Author: Chloe Rose Hutchings

Chloe, 20 from Hertfordshire BA (Hons) Digital Media Design student studying at Bournemouth University.

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