Exhibition: Some neat cushions - Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

The guest work


2005-09-19 • 2006-01-08

Some neat cushions

1st Floor - Contemporary Art

David Hockney (Bradford, West Yorks, 1937) is one of the most internationally renowned contemporary British artists. Some neat cushions was painted in 1967 in London.
The origin of the work is a small drawing made by Hockney in California, which served as notes, as it were, for the painting of the canvas which was the final result. As in other works of this period, it depicts, in acrylic, the elegant interior of a home. The painting, which is at once simple and sophisticated, shows a predominance of formal values, as if Hockney had been taken by surprise by the fascination caused by the clear light, the chromatic elegance and the balance between the simple volumes of the room.

The Guest Work is an original Bilbao Fine Arts Museum initiative designed to display remarkable works from other museums or collections to enhance their understanding of artists whose works are in the Museum collection or simply to introduce our public to artists not represented here.