By David Hockney SKU:199177

David Hockney's "CELIA II," painted in 1969, is a captivating masterpiece that captures the essence of his love and connection with Celia Birtwell. This portrait's vibrant colors and bold brushstrokes not only depict the physical beauty of the subject but also convey an emotional depth that resonates with viewers. The painting's significance lies in its ability to transcend time, revealing the artist's profound artistic vision and personal intimacy, making it a truly exceptional and timeless work in Hockney's oeuvre.

57 cm

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Title: “”David Hockney’s Captivating Portrait: CELIA II””

Year Painted: 1969

David Hockney’s “”CELIA II,”” painted in 1969, stands as a captivating testament to the artist’s profound connection and artistic genius. This iconic artwork, which immortalizes Hockney’s muse and friend, Celia Birtwell, holds a significant place in the realm of contemporary portraiture.

Drenched in a vivid array of colors and executed with bold brushwork, “”CELIA II”” not only captures Celia’s physical features but delves into the depths of her personality and the artist’s emotional connection to her. Hockney’s distinct approach to portraiture shines through, presenting Celia not merely as a subject but as a conduit for emotional expression.

The painting’s year of creation, 1969, is pivotal in understanding its context. This was a period marked by artistic exploration and cultural evolution, and Hockney was at the forefront of challenging traditional norms. Through “”CELIA II,”” he fuses his mastery of technique with a contemporary sensibility, crafting a portrait that transcends time.

The essence of “”CELIA II”” lies not only in its aesthetic brilliance but also in its intimate narrative. The relationship between Hockney and Celia Birtwell adds an extra layer of depth to the painting. Their personal connection is palpable, and the artwork becomes a visual manifestation of their bond. Hockney’s ability to infuse the canvas with emotional resonance is what sets this painting apart.

In the art world, “”CELIA II”” holds a revered status. Its presence in exhibitions and collections serves as a testament to its enduring appeal. This painting has the power to draw viewers into its world, inviting them to explore the nuances of emotion and artistic expression. It’s a representation of Hockney’s mastery, capturing a moment in time while simultaneously transcending it.

In conclusion, David Hockney’s “”CELIA II,”” painted in 1969, is a masterpiece that encapsulates the artist’s profound connection with his subject and his ability to convey emotion through vibrant brushwork. Its significance lies not only in its visual allure but also in its role as a cultural and artistic touchstone of its era. This painting continues to inspire and captivate, solidifying its place as a true gem in the realm of contemporary art.

Original size:
45.8 x 65 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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