HOCKNEY'S EYE: The Art and Technology of Depiction

15 March to 29 August 2022

Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm - 5pm

Free Admission   |    No booking required

David Hockney (b. 1937, Bradford) is perhaps the most intellectually restless of contemporary painters. In his use of cameras, digital drawing, the iPad, and digital film, he is following a tradition of creative experiments with optical devices that goes back from Ingres’ camera lucida to Canaletto’s camera obscura and right back to the birth of Renaissance naturalism in the fifteenth century. 

Hockney’s Eye explores the artist’s pioneering modern experiments in bringing hand, eye, and optical instrument together inventively. Spread across The Heong Gallery and The Fitzwilliam Museum, the exhibition is in conversation with many of the academic enquiries and art treasures that make Cambridge a cultural and intellectual powerhouse.