November 6, 2007 - Tate Britain - Hockney on Turner Watercolours
November 6, 2007

Hockney on Turner Watercolours

Hockney on Turner Watercolours
ISBN 978 1 85437 783 8
Published by Tate Media
Copyright Tate 2007

Hockney on Turner Watercolours
ISBN 978 1 85437 783 8
London SW1P 4RG
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“The pictures that I have chosen for this exhibition are ones that, it seems to me, come direct from the heart, down the arm. And I like that.”
David Hockney

This stunning book accompanies Tate Britain’s BP exhibition Hockney on Turner Watercolours, the largest survey of Turner watercolour masterpieces Tate has ever mounted.

In an exclusive interview with the lead curator of the exhibition, David Blaney Brown, David Hockney comments on his predecessor’s life and art, presenting his own choice of Turner’s remarkable colour studies and ‘beginnings’ — the works in which Turner explored the colour harmonies, compositions and patterns of light and shade for his finished watercolours.

The influence of Turner on Hockney’s recent return to painting the English landscape is also discussed in this insightful and revealing book.

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The exhibition Hockney on Turner Watercolours is at Tate Britain until 3 February 2008. For more information, please visit

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