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Hockney on Photography [electronic resource]

Wavelength Pictures
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The career of one of Britain's greatest painters tells us as much about his skill with a camera as his facility with a brush. In this program, David Hockney invites viewers on a journey of discovery that traces the evolution of his photographic work-from his initial experiments in the 1970s through the high point of his photo collage period, exemplified in Nude, featuring Theresa Russell, and another crowning achievement, Pearblossom Highway. The film was produced with unprecedented access not only to the artist himself but to his huge photographic archive, much of which has never been shown publicly. Hockney's use of photography in related media, such as drawing, painting, fax art, and photocopying, is also explored in detail.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
52 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Apr. 14, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Camera and Photography: Historical Perspective (1:27)
  • Photography and Painting (1:09)
  • Hockney Discovers Polaroid (1:14)
  • First Experiments with Polaroid (1:18)
  • Composition of Photographs (1:16)
  • Photographic Collages (1:08)
  • Photograph of a Photograph (1:03)
  • Study in Perspective (1:15)
  • Photography and Cubism (1:18)
  • Hockney on Cubism (1:05)
  • Influence of Cinema in Hockney's Life (1:17)
  • In Search of Grandeur (0:55)
  • Hockney: Vogue Assignment (1:29)
  • Perspective in Motion (1:30)
  • Equality of Images (1:27)
  • Fascination with a Fax Machine (1:09)
  • Reality vs. Unreality (1:14)
  • One-Point Perspective (1:30)
  • Grand Canyon Space (1:45)
  • Visual Memory (1:37)
  • Technology and Photography (1:03)
  • Painting of the Grand Canyon (1:46)
  • Visual Appreciation of Grand Canyon (0:12)
  • Grand Canyon: Full Color (1:05)
  • Collage of Canvases (0:51)
  • Close-Up Images (1:44)
  • Collage: Anything Goes (1:23)
  • Landscapes (1:09)
  • Husbandry (1:31)
  • Photography: Love/Hate Relationship (1:04)
  • Chinese Scrolls (1:45)
  • Portrait of a House (0:59)
  • Paintings of Los Angeles (1:13)
  • Mechanics of Photographing a Landscape (1:20)
  • Collage of "Pearblossom Highway" (1:22)
  • Hockney: Theater Art (1:53)
  • Painting as Performance (1:58)
  • David Hockney: Visual Silence (2:09)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
Publisher no.
41689 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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