David Hockney, A Year in Normandy at the Orangerie

Event Details

Start: 13th Oct 2021
End: 14th Feb 2022
Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris1

Event Description

The Musée de l’Orangerie shows David Hockney’s latest work, as he immortalises the changing seasons in the Normandy countryside, armed with his iPad. (The famous British painter has lived in the Pays d’Auge since 2019.) To quote the museum website: “At the Bayeux Museum, Hockney had been strongly influenced by the famed Bayeux Tapestry. Nearly 70 meters long, the embroidered work forms a frieze recounting the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy, in the 11th century. Thus was born the project of depicting the arrival of spring in the form of a narrative cycle. But as soon as the cycle was begun, the France-wide lockdown was decreed in March 2020.”

Dedicated to nature and renewal, the exhibition “A Year in Normandy” reveals the changing of the seasons in the form of an 80-meter frieze, much like Monet’s Water Lilies.

Event Categories: Art