David Hockney: A Bigger Picture – Reviews

"We will keep coming back to this wonderful film, not just to enjoy now but it will be of lasting importance for future generations who want to understand Hockney's art" Saturday Review, BBC Radio 4 (27 June 2009)

"Bruno Wollheim's portrait of this forthright magus is an unqualified, life-enhancing joy from start to finish. " David Chater
The Sunday Times »

"The film was beautifully done - moving, funny, sharply observant, and a marvellous evocation of the man." Martin Gayford, writer and art historian

'This film may well be the best anyone will ever make about Hockney's process. What emerged was an account of the artist's lifelong and disputatious affair with the camera"
The Times »

"As gently hypnotic and fulfilling as one of Hockney's own works."
Time Out »

"a gentle, inspiring film about painter David Hockney at work... completely engrossing" Radio Times PICK OF THE DAY

"More revealing, in its gentle, ruminative way, than any previous Imagine… programme, this was a fine profile of a charming and inspiring contrarian." Paul Whitelaw
The Scotsman »

"It's one of the best films I've seen about the artistic process for a very long time. It made a powerful impression on me. It is a film that will bear repeated viewings" Marco Livingstone, writer and art historian

"an affectionate portrait of David Hockney who has come back to the land of his birth to find new springs for his art" John Lloyd
The Financial Times »

"I hugely enjoyed the film – a brilliant account of a particular period of David Hockney's life and his approach to an astonishingly beautiful, unspoilt part of Yorkshire." Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary, The Royal Academy

"A rewarding portrait of the artist as an old man but also a wonderful film about the wonders of looking and seeing."
John Wyver, writer and broadcaster »

"Remote from fashion, apparently remote from his own history, the Yorkshire landscapes glow with an emotional light. Wollheim's film does a real service by recording how they were made." Jonathan Jones
The Guardian »



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