David Hockney: ‘Just because I’m cheeky, doesn’t mean I’m not serious’

David Hockney: ‘Just because I’m cheeky, doesn’t mean I’m not serious’

Getting to see a painting I pinned awhile ago in real life. David Hockney My Parents Oil on canvas 182 x 182 cm

Cotton & Flax - Portrait of Mother III by David Hockney

Print of the Week – David Hockney (part 2)

The Painter’s Mother (1972) > Freud’s relationship with his mother was fraught with tension and difficulties. Yet the portraits that Freud painted of his mother, Lucie, in the 1970s are among his most tender. They form a series that are in the long tradition of artists’ portraits of their mothers from Rembrandt to Van Gogh and on to Hockney. They are intensely moving paintings and a sensitive study of old age.

Lucian Freud Portraits: Painted Life

The Painter's Mother (1973). Oil on canvas, 35 x 27.2 cm.

Lucian Freud, "The Painter's Mother" 1972 Oil on canvas, 13 x 10 in. x cm) Acquavella Galleries © The Lucian Freud Archive

Augustus John OM ‘Arthur Symons’, 1909 © The estate of Augustus John. All Rights Reserved 2014 / Bridgeman Images

Augustus John OM ‘Arthur Symons’, 1909 © The estate of Augustus John. All Rights Reserved 2014 / Bridgeman Images

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