Celia in Wicker Chair (black state)

By David Hockney SKU:199112

David Hockney's ""Celia in Wicker Chair (black state)"" is a remarkable painting created in 1980. It holds exceptional significance due to its unique artistic technique. Hockney experimented with the medium of etching, producing the ""black state"" by progressively layering dark tones, adding depth and texture. The artwork captures Celia, the artist's muse, in an intimate moment, showcasing his mastery of portraying human emotions. The painting stands out as a prime example of Hockney's innovative approach to printmaking, leaving a lasting impact on the art world and cementing his status as a visionary artist.

50 cm

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Title: “”David Hockney’s Captivating Celia in Wicker Chair (1980)””

Year Painted: 1980

David Hockney’s masterpiece, “”Celia in Wicker Chair (black state),”” painted in 1980, is an extraordinary artwork that stands as a testament to the artist’s unrivaled talent and innovative spirit. This painting holds immense significance in the art world for several reasons, making it a truly special and captivating piece.

The artwork captures Celia, Hockney’s muse, seated in a wicker chair, in what appears to be a private and contemplative moment. Hockney’s meticulous attention to detail is evident in every stroke of this etching, which is known as the “”black state.”” The technique used in this piece involves layering dark tones to create depth and texture, showcasing Hockney’s skill and ingenuity as an artist.

What sets this painting apart is Hockney’s groundbreaking approach to printmaking. With “”Celia in Wicker Chair (black state),”” he pushes the boundaries of the traditional medium, defying conventions and embracing experimentation. This daring and innovative spirit have been central to Hockney’s career, and this artwork is a prime example of his creative fearlessness.

The emotional depth of the painting is another reason why it holds a special place in the hearts of art enthusiasts. Hockney’s ability to convey the subtle nuances of human emotions through his art is unparalleled. The intimate portrayal of Celia in the wicker chair evokes a sense of vulnerability and introspection, drawing the viewer into the scene and creating a profound connection between the audience and the subject.

Moreover, “”Celia in Wicker Chair (black state)”” showcases Hockney’s artistic journey and evolution. Throughout his career, Hockney has explored various styles and techniques, making significant contributions to the realms of portraiture, landscape, and abstract art. This particular piece serves as a bridge between his earlier works and later experimental phases, making it a crucial milestone in his artistic trajectory.

Furthermore, the painting’s historical context adds to its significance. The 1980s marked a pivotal period in Hockney’s life, with his relocation from London to Los Angeles influencing his subject matter and style. “”Celia in Wicker Chair (black state)”” reflects this transformative phase, capturing the essence of Hockney’s fascination with Southern California and the laid-back atmosphere that permeates his later works.

In conclusion, David Hockney’s “”Celia in Wicker Chair (black state)”” painted in 1980 is a remarkable artwork that exemplifies the artist’s ingenuity, emotional depth, and artistic evolution. Its unique technique, emotional resonance, and historical context make it an exceptional and highly cherished piece in the world of art. This painting encapsulates the essence of Hockney’s brilliance, leaving an indelible mark on the art world and continuing to captivate audiences with its beauty and complexity.

Original size:
54 x 67.9 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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