David Hockney RA's recent East Yorkshire landscapes play the starring role in his forthcoming show
at the RA. Here, the exhibition's co-curator, Edith Devaney, explains what is special about this part of the country and how the artist's return to his roots shaped his artistic practice.
Video image credits: David Hockney, 'Woldgate Woods, 21,23 and 29 November 2006'. Oil on six canvases (each 91.4 x 121.9 cm, 182.9 x 365.8cm. Courtesy of the artist. © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt.
David Hockney, 'The Road across the Wolds', 1997. Oil on canvas, 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Mrs Margaret Silver © David Hockney. Photo credit: Steve Oliver.
David Hockney, 'Pearblosson Highway, 11-18 April 1986 #1', Photocollage, 119.4 x 163.8 cm. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Gift of David Hockney © David Hockney.