The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020 by David Hockney (hardback)


Author: David Hockney
At the beginning of 2020, just as global Covid-19 restrictions were coming into force,  David Hockney was at his house, studio and garden in Normandy. From there, he witnessed the arrival of spring, and recorded the blossoming of the surrounding landscape on his iPad, a medium he has been using for over a decade.
Working outdoors was an antidote to the anxiety of the moment for Hockney - 'We need art, and I do think it can relieve stress,' he says.
This uplifting publication - produced to accompany a major exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts - includes 116 of his new iPad paintings and shows to full effect Hockney's singular skill in capturing the exuberance of nature.

Don't miss our posters of David's Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire, and  Ma Normandie, our beautiful new poster showing one of David Hockney's 2020 lockdown images. Just search 'Normandie' to find it.  

This book has its own special augmented reality app, created in Leeds, West Yorkshire by Richard England for David Hockney. Make sure you download the free app to add an extra layer of magic to these beautiful pictures. You can copy and paste the link below, but details are also in the book.

Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts 
Number of pages: 168 
Dimensions: 175 x 250 mm