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‘Le Plongeur’ by David Hockney

15 November 2013 by Louise

Picture of a man in a seat viewing Hockney's 'Le Plongeur'

‘Le Plongeur’ by David Hockney

David Hockney’s ‘Le Plongeur’ is part of the Walker Art Gallery’s new exhibition, ‘David Hockney: Early reflections’. It looks like a painting; however, Tuesday’s talk from Jill Iredale (Curator at Cartwright Hall in Bradford) revealed that Hockney actually created the image from pulped paper. After using a thin layer of white paper as a base, Hockney made coloured paper pulp, poured this into a metal stencil and then later pressed the mixture. Read more…