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A Bigger Message


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Table of Contents

1. Turner with an iPhone * 2. A Yorkshire Paradise * 3. Drawing * 4.The Trap of Naturalism * 5. The Problems of Depiction * 6. A Bigger and Bigger Picture * 7. Scale: A Bigger Studio * 8. Seeing More Clearly * 9. Drawing on a Telephone and in a Computer * 10. Painting with Memory * 11. Photography and Drawing * 12. Caravaggio's Camera * 13. Way Out West: Space Exploration * 14. Cleaning Claude * 15. Movies and Moving through the Landscape * 16. Music and Movement * 17.Van Gogh and the Power of Drawing * 18. Drawing on an iPad * 19.The Power of Imges * 20. Theatre * 21. Lighting * 22. Nine Screens on Woldgate

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A unique self-portrait of one of the most influential artists of our time

About the Author

Martin Gayford is art critic for The Spectator and the author of acclaimed books on Van Gogh, Constable and Michelangelo. He is the author of Man with a Blue Scarf, Rendez-vous with Art and A Bigger Message. He has collaborated with David Hockney on A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney and A History of Pictures, and has co-written a volume of travels and conversations with Philippe de Montebello: Rendez-vous with Art.


'I devoured this from cover to cover and can highly recommend it, because much like Gayford's other recent book on Lucian Freud (Man with a Blue Scarf) the conversational flow leads the reader to many other ideas around and beyond its subject' - The Bookseller
'Destined to become a classic' - ArtsDaily.org
'There is much to be enjoyed in - and much to be discovered from this book ... you will find out much else behind Hockney's extraordinarily voracious appetite for reinvention and self-scrutiny' - Art Quarterly
'A rewarding book that turns out to be far more than simply the story of how and why Hockney made his most recent pictures. It offers a series of snappy essays on the complicated act of looking. The exchanges with Hockney are enlightening and provocative, and Gayford has framed this dialogue with skilful narrative and art historical context' - Times Literary Supplement

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