David Hockney Review
Living in London – the world’s most diverse artistic community, I tend not to miss out on any art exhibitions and events. Yet, I cannot describe the extent of my excitement, when I was invited to a guided tour of David Hockney’s exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Located within 5 minutes walk from both Piccadilly Circus and Green Park tube stations, the magnificent well lit 17th century building, benefits from a ground floor entrance and easy step free access. Being one of the largest and most influential Art institutions in the UK, the Royal Academy (RA) offers a diverse range of services for those with disabilities.
When inside, you will find yourself in front of the staircase, which is wide and clearly marked. You may wish to use the lift, alternatively support is also provided whenever needed. According to the website guide dogs are more than welcome.
David Hockney’s work
The first major display in the UK of landscape work by David Hockney consists of large scale paintings, mostly featuring the Yorkshire landscapes. Interestingly, the artist created many of these large scale works In order to be showcased in the RA, along with related drawings and videos. Another part of the exhibition is dedicated to David’s use of technology, in particular his iPad drawings, which were amazingly drawn using only his finger.