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Art Scholar Meets David Hockney

Art Scholar and newly-appointed Senior Prefect, Charles D, had the incredible opportunity to escort David Hockney around his exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum on Thursday 16 June.

Charles commented: “I have a friend whose father works closely with David Hockney and when I heard he was coming to Cambridge to privately visit his exhibition I asked if I could come and meet him.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to ask him about his life, inspiration and artwork. He was very encouraging and generous with his attention and told me about the techniques and processes behind some of the paintings.

“We discussed some of the conceptual ideas around his paintings of trees in the four different seasons and he told me that he was inspired by the idea that people are a lot like trees; we are all different, and every branch and every leaf is unique. Just like trees, we change and grow throughout the year, as time goes on. This was really inspiring and to cap it all, as always, he was immaculately dressed in his classic Hockney suit and even said he liked my Barker House tie!”