David Hockney moved to Normandy at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. He painted outdoors, on his iPad, from February till July, capturing the changing landscape and the arrival of spring.
The exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Arrival of Spring, shows big prints of his work and two videos with animations.
We visited with my daughter Inés that likes to draw with Procreate. She enjoyed it and noticed some details that escaped my eye.
My favorites were the animations at the entrance of the exhibit. One was a blossoming tree and another a landscape with rain. The rain one really captures Normandy in Spring and the purple color of the path seemed very “Hockney” to me.
I didn’t like that you couldn’t take pictures inside. I didn’t understand why. Maybe it is a way to make you buy the book of the exhibition. Anyways, if you want to check what the exhibition looks like, you can take a peek on this video.
On the way out we stopped to look at a beautiful buddha in meditation from the Chola period.
For more Chola beauty, The Art Institute of Chicago just published this talk where Vidya Dehejia discusses her book, The Thief Who Stole My Heart: The Material Life of Sacred Bronzes from Chola India, 855–1280.
Other Random Things I Liked
Halloween with good weather. Much better than taking the kids trick or treat under the snow.
Stuart Semple back with his quest to free the colors. “Very Kapoorish squares”.
My new green Full Focus planner.
The 5th book in The Murderbot series: Network Effect.