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David Hockney, A Year in Normandy

Musée de l'Orangerie / Paris / Art

David Hockney trusts his instincts. In 2018, while in London, he decided he needed to take a break and revisit Queen Matilda’s 11th-century tapestry in Bayeux, Normandy. During the visit, he decided to move to Normandy. In 2019, in that first year in his new French abode, he produced paintings, iPad drawings, and editioned prints of his house, studio, and the lush surrounding landscape in different seasons. Hockney also made long, narrow panoramic ink drawings. At the Musée de l’Orangerie, in the main gallery, an 80-meter-long frieze titled A Year in Normandie flows through the four seasons. —Charlie Scheips

Musée de l'Orangerie Jardin Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France
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