Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), by Hockney

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), by Hockney

2/6/2021, 8:22:32 PM
Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), by Hockney. 🎨A sort of metaphysical canvas reflecting the artist’s sentimental life. His passion for portraiture motivated many of his partners to serve as models for his paintings, like in this case. Hockney swims in a pool before the gaze of his then-partner, fellow artist Peter Schlesinger. Schlesinger's rapt expression and the contrast between his attire and the swimmer's almost total nudity seem to convey a sense of separation between the two, with the crystal clear water creating an insurmountable barrier. Painted by the end of the relationship, the work seems to symbolize the estrangement between the two. 👨‍🎨David Hockney (British, 1937-) is a painter, designer and photographer. He is considered one great contributor to pop art in the 1960s. His work is psychological, transgressive and colourful, often representing psychological dramas or sexual issues. Successful from his time in the Royal Academy of Art in London, he is a gay icon and often associated with Francis Bacon for the expressionist elements that they share. 📐Height: 210 cm (7 ft). Width: 300 cm (10 ft). Acrylic on canvas, 1972. 🏛Private collection. What do you think about this? Follow @monteroneart for more 🎨!

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