DAVID HOCKNEY, Montcalm Interior, on canvas – 1988
This traditionalist is called the child prodigy of British pop art. Fascinated by the contrast between the different work methods in art, he wrote the book Secret Knowledge. He admired the broad landscape perspective of Chinese scrolls. Montcalm Interior is a painting of an interior in American style. Hockney paints with the harsh cold colours of a stylized realism. The modern colour range of his work is in ironic contrast with English provincialism.