David Hockney’s Poetic Imagination
30 March 2012
In the Reynolds Room, a John Madejski Fine Room
David Hockney, The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) (one of a 52 part work), 2011. Oil on 32 canvases, 365.8 x 975.4 cm. Courtesy of the artist © David Hockney.
Photo credit: Jonathan Wilkins
Leonardo da Vinci once said, 'painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.' RA poet in residence Pele Cox curates an evening of readings evoking Hockney’s strong links to poetry through performances of works by the Brothers Grimm, Constantine Cavafy, Stephen Spender, William Blake and Walt Whitman.
An event in conjunction with the exhibition David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture
6.30–7.30pm, followed by a drink.