Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hockney at the de Young, Part 1,000 --- Day 2/295

Walk: Sundance Kabuki Cinema Club (The Last Sentence), Mindful Body
Distance: 3 miles

Does this look like realistic nature to you?



Or this?



What about these?





No, of course not, you say.

But something happens when you stand in front of David Hockney's enormous images
  take them in for a while, and then

go outside    (< the real thing)

and realize what my friend, Andrea, so aptly describes:  while looking at the paintings, i kept thinking "this is an artistic viewpoint/enactment of nature."  but then, outdoors, looking at all the trees, light and colors, i think that his paintings ARE what nature looks like, he stopped just short of photo-realism somehow.

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