By David Hockney SKU:199190

David Hockney's "Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica," painted in 1990, is a captivating artwork that captures the essence of California's coastal beauty. With bold colors and meticulous detail, Hockney portrays the winding highway against a backdrop of vibrant ocean and sky. The painting's significance lies in its ability to evoke a sense of freedom and open space, reflecting the quintessential American road trip experience. Hockney's masterful fusion of realism and emotional depth makes this painting a cherished masterpiece, offering viewers a timeless connection to the allure of the Pacific coastline.

32 cm

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Title: Capturing California’s Beauty: David Hockney’s “”Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica””

Year Painted: 1990

David Hockney’s masterpiece, “”Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica,”” painted in 1990, stands as a vibrant testament to the allure of California’s coastal splendor. With meticulous strokes and vivid colors, Hockney skillfully immortalizes the scenic journey along the Pacific Coast Highway, gazing toward the iconic Santa Monica.

The painting’s significance goes beyond its aesthetic appeal; it encapsulates the essence of the American West’s vastness and freedom. Hockney’s bold use of color and attention to detail draw viewers into the landscape, as if they are navigating the winding highway themselves. The crisp lines and vibrant hues of the ocean, sky, and landscape exude a sense of invigorating movement and exploration.

Hockney’s unique style, often associated with Pop Art, merges realism with emotional depth, creating a harmonious blend that makes this artwork exceptional. The convergence of intricate brushwork and a captivating sense of space invites viewers to step into the scene and embark on their own visual journey. This fusion of technique and sentiment marks “”Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica”” as a cherished representation of California’s identity.

In the broader art context, Hockney’s painting also speaks to the tradition of landscape representation. As an homage to the picturesque tradition, the artwork captures the sublime beauty of nature while infusing it with a contemporary vibrancy. The juxtaposition of timeless natural elements and the modern highway symbolizes the coexistence of tradition and progress.

This painting’s cultural significance lies in its ability to evoke a longing for exploration and adventure, echoing the American spirit of road trips and discovery. It resonates with those who have traversed the iconic coastal route, as well as those who dream of embarking on such a journey.

“”Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica”” remains a pinnacle of Hockney’s illustrious career, celebrated for its artistic ingenuity and emotional resonance. Its enduring popularity underscores its universal appeal, drawing art enthusiasts, nature lovers, and wanderers alike into a world where art and reality converge on the sunlit roads of California’s coastline.

Original size:
304.8 x 198 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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