"Yosemite I, October 16th 2011," one panel in David Hockney's series "Bigger Yosemite."
(Credit: David Hockney)
There are iPad drawings you look at on a screen, and there are iPad drawings printed on sheets of 3x6-foot paper and mounted on a giant wall. One might call the latter a David Hockney-style iPad drawing.
Hang five such works together and you have "Bigger Yosemite," a series of wonderfully vibrant drawings of Yosemite National Park that together measure 9 feet wide by 12 feet high. The piece now hangs in San Francisco's De Young Museum as part of "David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition," a comprehensive survey of more than 300 works made since 2002 by the influential British painter, stage designer, and photographer.
The exhibit, which runs through January 20 across two floors, highlights Hockney's ability to engage with, and master, a wide variety of tools and media. It includes watercolors, charcoals, simple pencil drawings, and oil paintings, but also encompasses 17 works made on an iPad and then printed out on paper, and 147 other iPad and iPhone drawings that are rotated on seven LED displays.