Task 2 – D. Hockney & Cubism

The Second Task of the Concept and Ideation Unit is about temporal expressions. To complete some this task I was set to perform some research about David Hockney and Cubism.


Cubism was one of the most influential visual art styles of the early twentieth century. It was created by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) and Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963) in Paris between 1907 and 1914. Cubism was an early 20th century movement in art especially painting. In Cubism a single viewpoint of a painting was abandoned and the painting was created in geometrical shapes. An very famous example would be from on of the main Starters of this Movement Pablo Picasso and his painting  Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907).


This painting is one of first thing that Marked the beginning of Cubism in 1907.

“Cubism is like standing at a certain point on a mountain and looking around. If you go higher, things will look different; if you go lower, again they will look different. It is a point of view.” – Jacques Lipchitz

David Hockney 

English painter, printmaker, photographer and stage designer. Perhaps the most popular and versatile British artist of the 20th century. David Hockney is most famous of hos photo collage work. It have started in early 70s when Hockney started to take numerous shoots with a Polaroid camera of  still objectives, portraits or landscapes and combine them into photo collage later. Using this technique Hockney was experimenting with Pablo Picasso early stages of Cubism and he was interested of how we perceive space in three dimension. On of the great example of his photo collage or joiner image could be Pearblossom Highway, 11th-18th April 1986.