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David Hockney - Secret Knowledge

David Hockney - Secret Knowledge

2016

In this show David Hockney posits that the Old Masters used camera obscura techniques, utilized with a concave mirror, which allowed the image of the subject to be projected onto the surface of the painting. Hockney argues that this technique migrated gradually to Italy and most of Europe, and is the reason for the photographic style of painting we see in the Renaissance and later periods of art.

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The 10 Best Episodes of David Hockney - Secret Knowledge

#1 - Secret Knowledge Part 1

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Season 1 - Episode 1

From the moment David Hockney began to suspect that the Old Masters had created many of their paintings with the help of lenses—in effect tracing their subjects— he insisted he was not saying they cheated. "Optical devices certainly don't paint pictures," Hockney said. "Let me say now that the use of them diminishes no great artist." Yet as he studied prints of five centuries' worth of paintings on a "Great Wall" in his Los Angeles studio, there was an unmistakable gotcha to his mission. He knew that many art historians would be horrified at what he was suggesting. Did Vermeer use a lens to help him capture the intricate patterns in the folds of a tablecloth? Or Caravaggio, to re-create a curving, foreshortened lute? Even Rembrandt fell under Hockney's gaze. He could not have been looking through a lens while creating his haunting self-portraits. "But," Hockney said, "he might have for the helmets and armor." Before long, Hockney was wearing a T-shirt blaring, "I Know I'm Right." This weekend gave him a chance to see if others agreed. Two dozen artists, museum curators and scientists were invited to the Greenwich Village campus of New York University to debate Hockney's theory about the Old Masters.

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#2 - Secret Knowledge Part 2

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Season 1 - Episode 2

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