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David Hockney, Trees near Warter, 2007. Oil on 50 canvases, 15 x 40 feet overall. The man at the left with the walking cane is Hockney himself. (foto retirada de www.nature.com )
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David Hockney has given Tate his largest painting, Bigger Trees near Warter, over 12 metres long and 4.5 metres high. Painted in oils, it comprises 50 separate canvases, hung together. The view is of a copse outside Bridlington, in Yorkshire, which is now Hockney’s main home.
(Para amadores de records, é) probably the biggest painting ever done in the open air. Although the picture took only a few weeks to paint, it was a major logistical operation. An assistant took digital photographs of the paintings, recording every stage in their development and enabling the artist to see how the work was progressing.
In June 2007 Bigger Trees near Warter went on public view, at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, where it took up a whole wall in the largest gallery.