The upcoming exhibition Ma Normandie at Galerie Lelong & Co. in Paris presents a dozen new works by David Hockney spread over 3 galleries.
Hockney and his longtime assistant settled in a house in the French countryside, set up a studio in the adjacent barn and he started painting in March 2019.
He began painting a long panorama representing a 360° vision of what surrounded the house. This first work was followed by several views of the house, a 17th-century traditional, half-timbered cottage.
When summer came, he embarked on a series of acrylic paintings depicting a view of the village of Beuvron-en-Auge, the apple and pear trees in the garden and trees in the morning mist, capturing the changing light and sky.
A 108-page hardback catalogue accompanies the exhibition with essays by Jean Frémon, Donatien Grau from Musée d’Orsay, Paris and from Hockney himself.