David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

A Film by Bruno Wollheim

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Filmed over three years, this documentary is an unprecedented record of a major artist at work. It captures David Hockney’s return from California to paint his native Yorkshire, outside, through the seasons and in all weathers. It tells the story of a homecoming and gives a revealing portrait of what inspires and motivates today’s greatest living British-born artist.

What the Critics are Saying

"An unqualified, life-enhancing joy from start to finish!" - The Sunday Times (London)
"As gently hypnotic and fulfilling as one of Hockney’s own works." - Time Out London

"This film may well be the best anyone will ever make about Hockney’s process."
- The Times (London)

"We keep coming back to this wonderful film, not just to enjoy now but for its lasting importance for future generations who want to understand Hockney’s art." - BBC Radio

"An affectionate portrait of David Hockney who has come back to the land of his birth to find new springs for his art." - The Financial Times

"A gentle, inspiring film... completely engrossing!" - Radio Times, Pick of the Day

Features and Specifications

Bonus materials:
Hockney At Work on Late November Tunnel
Leading Art Figures on "Bigger Trees Near Warter"
Hockney Reflects on Art and Life
The Making of the Documentary

Format: DVD
Running Time: 60 minutes + 55 minutes of bonus materials
Color: Color