David Hockney

Tree, 1968

From an edition of 95 + 22AP
Signed and dated in pencil, published by Petersburg Press, London, framed.
25 3/5 × 19 7/10 inches (65 × 50 cm.)
Very Good
Private Collection
New York
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David Hockney's print titled "Trees" from 1968 is a vibrant and captivating work that showcases the artist's unique approach to depicting nature. The print features a dense forest scene with tall, slender trees standing proudly against a vividly colored background. Hockney's use of bold, contrasting colors creates a sense of energy and dynamism within the composition. The trees themselves are rendered with simplified, almost geometric shapes, lending the print a sense of abstraction and modernity. Hockney's mastery of color and form allows him to convey the essence of the forest while still infusing the work with his distinctive artistic style.

One striking aspect of Hockney's "Trees" is his deliberate choice to eschew traditional notions of perspective. Instead of depicting the trees in a realistic manner, he flattens the space, presenting them as a series of overlapping forms. This unconventional approach adds a sense of depth and complexity to the composition, challenging the viewer's perception and inviting them to explore the print further. The vibrant colors and simplified shapes also imbue the artwork with a sense of joy and optimism, reflecting Hockney's fascination with nature and his desire to capture its essence in his art. Overall, "Trees" is a testament to Hockney's innovative vision and his ability to transform the ordinary into something extraordinary.

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