Arts Instructor Ascha Drake shares her art classes’ experience at the de Young’s current exhibit.
Students in the Drawing 1A and Painting 1A classes ventured to the de Young last week to see the David Hockney exhibition, which is up through Jan. 20.
It is the largest show in the history of the de Young with more than 300 works in 18,000 square feet of gallery space. The students were struck by the monumental landscapes, the drawings of people using charcoal and Hockney’s willingness to still explore all the different materials and processes that exist in the world.
Hockney (b. 1937) is famous for using new technologies in his art, from Polaroid cameras and fax machines to the iPhone. Check out the links below with more information about the artist and the works.