Falco, working in collaboration with artist David Hockney, is a pioneer in applying optical science analyses to understand how some Renaissance artists may have used optical devices as aids in their painting. Falco is Professor of Optical Sciences and Chair of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Arizona. He has published more than 250 scientific manuscripts, co-edited two books and registered seven U.S. patents.
The Hockney exhibition is a brilliant one to go and see, it’s opened my eyes to the world of printing, and the amount of skill, time and effort involved. I learnt so much more than I first expected and would like to see many more prints from David Hockney in the future. Printing is an art I will use much more from now on.
NGA | Gemini G.E.L. - Essay: David Hockney
This is a lovely bit of writing. I hadn’t known about David Hockney before reading this, and so I am grateful to learn something about him. Also, this essay expresses a feeling for the landscape and for the texture of the road that I, too, feel as a cyclist, and I agree that Hockney does a good job of conveying that sensation.
David Hockney was born in Bradford in 1937
It particularly compares the eight Rake pictures with "the later works of art by artists such as Rex Whistler, David Low, Jörg Immendorff, Peter Howson and David Hockney who have all been inspired by Hogarth's radical approach to art and life".