DAVID HOCKNEY: MA NORMANDIE

 
OCTOBER 15 – DECEMBER 23, 2020
 
GALERIE LELONG & CO. | PARIS, FRANCE
 
David & Ruby in the Normandy studio
May 25th 2020
© David Hockney
Photo credit: Jean-Pierre Gonçalves de Lima
 

“Ma Normandie” will present a dozen of new and recent paintings as well as a series of inkjet prints on paper created by David Hockney since March 2019.

In October 2018, Hockney spent a couple of days in Normandy in the coastal town of Honfleur. From there, he went on to Bayeux to take a fresh look at Queen Mathilde’s tapestry and was fascinated by the graphic and narrative strength of this 11th-century masterpiece which reminded him of ancient Chinese scrolls.

Conveying the passage of time through painting has always been a major preoccupation of Hockney. The idea germinated in his mind to renew what he had accomplished in his native Yorkshire ten years ago, only this time with the Norman landscape: painting the 'Arrival of Spring' in its unfolding, as if it were a narrative.

“Ma Normandie” is David Hockney's sixth exhibition at Galerie Lelong & Co. since 2001.