image for Lecture item typeDavid Hockney and his struggle with Modernism at Duke Street Baptist Church

Lecture, Tue 7 May 2019, free entry


Duke Street,


Speaker: Ray Warburton

At heart David Hockney is a figurative painter, painting people and places that he knows and have meaning for him. Yet as he was learning his trade, modern art was changing and new art movements from America were in the ascendency. After dabbling briefly with Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, he embarked on a number of strategies that enabled him to continue painting people and places while at the same time being modern and cutting-edge. This lecture will focus on how these strategies played out in some of his most famous paintings including his great double portraits and swimming pool pictures.

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Event details

Dates Times
Tue 7 May 2019 19:00
Times of the event Drinks at 7pm, One-hour lecture at 8pm


Free entry

Free, no ticket needed, just turn up



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Map reference: TQ 179750  Lat: 51.46171 Long: -0.30407

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station


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