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David Hockney: Current

Reviewed by Henry Malt

Published to accompany an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (Australia), this is a magnificent production. ‘Current’ refers to work from the last decade and the content includes much that was seen at the show A Bigger Picture at the Royal Academy in 2012. The main additions are reproductions of all 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life from 2016. There is also a catalogue raisonné of all the iPhone and iPad drawings, as well as his recent experiments with photographic drawing. This is comprehensive and excellently reproduced. The exhibition must have been quite something. There are some useful essays that complement the illustrations as well as photographs of Hockney at work. A small quibble is that there are no captions, making it difficult to identify individual works from lists at the end of each section.

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Paint lively watercolour landscapes using the hard and soft edge technique, learn how to capture the movement of water in your watercolours, become a wedding sketchographer, depict the figure in pastels, improve your compositional know-how, develop your colour-mixing skills - all this and much more in this month's issue! Hazel Soan encourages you to you paint informal portraits, BBC1's The Big Painting Challenge winner Suman Kaur shares her top ten tips learnt during the series and David Gould explains how he combines digital and traditional techniques to create contemporary artworks. Soraya French is back to invite you to discover the joy of mark making and create a mixed-media landscape, whilst Jake Winkle reveals the importance of interpreting your subject for more creative results. Charles Williams talks about the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Ian Sidaway tests the new Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Paper range, Glyn Macey shows how Andy Warhol's work can inspire new approaches, and Adebanji Alade offers his regular motivational tips to keep you painting with energy and confidence. Enjoy!
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