The course of the seasons in an artist’s book of iPad paintings
From a small, picturesque farmhouse in the rich fields and meadows of Normandy, David Hockney
followed the changing seasons across 2020 and into the new year. He used his iPad to spontaneously depict impressions of the landscape surrounding him, catching the first spring blossoms, the smell of summer, the saturated colors of autumn, and the stark shapes of dark branches in winter time. The 220 (plus four bonus) iPad paintings in this book are printed with up to seven special colors to match the richness of the artist’s vision and tipped in on a dark blue paper stock.
A short introduction by Hockney
reveals how this planned project became a lifeline during the COVID lockdown, from which he spread his message of hope: “Remember they can’t cancel the spring.”
The book is accompanied by a smaller extra volume of ink and watercolor drawings: the complete facsimiles of two sketchbooks from 2019
, starting in the vicinity of the artist’s Los Angeles
home and following him along scouting trips around Normandy. Both volumes come in a clamshell box with the artist’s iPad painting of an aerial view of the Normandy house and garden on the inside of the lid.
Collector’s Edition (No. 401–2,020), numbered and stamped in Vol. 1.
Also available in four Art Editions (No. 1–400), each with a numbered print, dated and signed by David Hockney
David Hockney. 220 for 2020
Edition of 1,620
Hardcover, 2 volumes in a clamshell box
; Vol. 1: 17.2 x 12.3 in., 236 pages; Vol. 2: 11 x 7.8 in., 174 pages