David Hockney Landscape

Hockney+landscapeDavid Hockney, a contemporary artist living in Los Angeles, created photocollages in the 1980s, compiling a ‘complete’ picture from a series of individually photographed details. You can get a similar effect using one photo, cutting it up and loosely putting it back together again.

1. Start with a magazine photo, nature themes are nice to work with. Cut the picture into small square and rectangular sections, taking care to keep them still in order.
2. After a good mix of vertical and horizontal squares and rectangles are cut, glue them to a larger paper. Glue sticks work best as they minimize wrinkles. My goal was to keep the shapes somewhat in the same original placement, but overlapping and rotating them a bit.

3 Responses

  1. I have been looking for something simple to introduce my students to David Hockney before taking on the task with a real camera and this is fantastic. A great idea and very effective.

  2. Anonymous

    Thanks so much for this wonderful sight. It has been very helpful. I am going to try this tomorrow with a group of kids, ages 7-11. Love Hockney!
    Thank you, Paula

  3. Anonymous

    this is very cool. I’ll never get my 9 year old son to go for a landscape, but I”m thinking a poster of Iron Man would do!

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