David Hockney today unveiled the largest painting he has ever created, “Bigger Trees Near Water”, a 40×15 foot work made up of a grid of 50 smaller canvases. It’s also the largest painting ever shown at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.
Hockney, 69, has been painting a series of landscapes in and around Yorkshire, England, where he was raised.
The large painting has also been given the name “Peinture en Plein Air pour l’age Post-Photographique”.
Another piece from the series, below.
The exhibition opens to the public on June 11.
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