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Secret Knowledge : Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters
by David Hockney
Recently, David Hockney, often described as the "world's most popular artist," has made headlines not with his own work but with his sensational and controversial theories about how some of Western art's famous masterpieces—paintings by artists such as da Vinci, Caravaggio, Velazquez, and Van Eyck—were actually created. A chance observation of a drawing in London's National Gallery led Hockney to ask, "How was this done?"

His answer led to fascinating insights into the history of art: that many of the world's most revered artists used mirrors and various optical devices—such as the camera obscura—to project images onto their canvasses and then "traced" the scenes. Hockney's radical speculations have prompted both astonishment and outrage from prominent art historians and museum directors worldwide. The debate aside, Secret Knowledge offers readers the exhilarating opportunity to see the Old Masters afresh—through the eyes of a living master.

In Secret Knowledge, hundreds of paintings are reproduced in stunning color plates, and many are discussed in close and accessible detail. Hockney's own drawings and photographs illustrate how artists would have used the technology available to them in rendering their subjects. Extracts from historical and modern documents provide further evidence while correspondence between Hockney and an impressive array of international art historians, curators, and scientists details both the evolution of his theory and the furor that has erupted over it. Amazon.com
Hardcover - 296 pages (October 25, )
Viking Press; ISBN: 0670030260

David Hockney (Modern Masters Series, Vol. 17)
by Peter Clothier

David Hockney
by Paul Melia, Ulrich Luckhardt

Behind the Scenes with David Hockney (1992) VHS
Listed under Artist Documentaries

David Hockney's Dog Days
by David Hockney, Cjl (Editor)
David Hockney's Dog Days is the slightest of books, but that may be just fine for dachshund lovers, who will be its best audience. Hockney's drawings and paintings of his two dogs are full of tender love. They are "not very good models," he says. "One knock on the door is enough to make them leap up." So he paints them snoozing, mostly horizontal (as dachshunds usually are), and mostly on yellow and blue backgrounds, which can be monotonous. These are not the dachshunds of Pierre Bonnard, who made strange black holes in otherwise glorious canvasses. No matter: Hockney offers "no apologies." Speaking as a dog lover, he explains, "These two little creatures are my friends." 

David Hockney : Paintings
by Paul Melia, Ulrich Luckhardt
Paperback - 200 pages
Prestel USA; ISBN: 3791324136

David Hockney : Paintings
by Paul Melia, Ulrich Luckhardt
(Hardcover)
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Fashion Drawing in Vogue
by William Packer, David Hockney (Designer)
(Paperback)

David Hockney (Critical Introductions to Art)
by Paul Melia (Editor), David Hockney
(Paperback)

David Hockney : And His Friends (Outlines)
by Peter Adam, Jackie Kay
(Paperback)

Faces 1966-1984
by Marco Livingstone, David Hockney (Illustrator)
(Paperback - May 1987)

David Hockney : Etchings and Lithographs
by David Hockney, Marco Livingstone
(Paperback - August 1989

David Hockney Some Drawings of Family, Friends and Best Friends, 1993-1994
by David Hockney
(Paperback)
Special Order

That's the Way I See It
by David Hockney, Nikos Stangos (Editor)
Out of Print - Try Used Books

David Hockney Recent Etchings
by David Hockney
(Paperback)
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Hockney Paints the Stage
by Martin L. Friedman
(Hardcover - October 1983)
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