Self-Portrait on the Terrace

By David Hockney SKU:199139

David Hockney's "Self-Portrait on the Terrace," painted in 1959, is a remarkable artwork for several reasons. This captivating piece showcases Hockney's incredible talent as a young artist, presenting a vibrant and introspective self-portrait. The painting's uniqueness lies in its portrayal of the artist on a terrace, capturing both his skillful brushwork and his ability to convey emotion. The use of bold colors and confident brushstrokes adds a sense of dynamism to the composition. Not only does this painting provide a glimpse into Hockney's early artistic journey, but it also offers an intimate glimpse into the mind of the artist at that moment in time.

36 cm

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Title: David Hockney’s Captivating Self-Portrait on the Terrace

Year Painted: 1959

David Hockney’s “”Self-Portrait on the Terrace,”” painted in 1959, is a remarkable artwork that holds immense significance in the realm of art history. This mesmerizing piece exemplifies Hockney’s burgeoning talent as a young artist and showcases his mastery in capturing emotions on canvas.

The painting depicts a vibrant self-portrait of David Hockney, presented against the backdrop of a tranquil terrace. The artist’s bold use of colors and dynamic brushstrokes imbue the artwork with a sense of vivacity, drawing viewers into the scene. The intricate details of the terrace and the skillful rendering of the artist’s likeness convey a remarkable level of technical prowess for a young painter.

Beyond its technical brilliance, “”Self-Portrait on the Terrace”” is special for its profound introspection. Hockney’s expression and body language seem to reveal a moment of contemplation, inviting viewers to explore the artist’s inner world. The painting serves as a window into Hockney’s state of mind and emotions at that particular moment in his life, providing a rare glimpse into his early artistic journey.

In 1959, Hockney was still a young artist in his mid-twenties, yet he exhibited a remarkable maturity in his approach to self-portraiture. This work stands as a testament to his burgeoning artistic identity and foreshadows the groundbreaking contributions he would later make to the art world.

The use of the terrace as the backdrop is also significant. It hints at Hockney’s fascination with architecture and the interplay between indoor and outdoor spaces, themes that would become central to his later works. The terrace symbolizes a space of solitude and introspection, where the artist can explore his thoughts and emotions freely.

Moreover, “”Self-Portrait on the Terrace”” showcases Hockney’s unique style that bridged the gap between traditional figurative art and the emerging trends of the 1960s. He would go on to become a prominent figure in the Pop Art movement, embracing boldness and modernity while retaining his artistic authenticity.

Today, this painting remains an essential piece in Hockney’s oeuvre, treasured by art enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. Its exceptional combination of technical skill, emotional depth, and foresight into Hockney’s artistic trajectory makes it a true gem of art history. “”Self-Portrait on the Terrace”” serves as an enduring reminder of the brilliance of one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, encapsulating the essence of David Hockney’s artistic legacy.

Original size:
213.4 x 152.4 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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