How Did David Hockney Affect Society

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David Hockney is a British man full of so many talents, a man ahead of his time. He is a painter, photographer, printmaker, draftsman and stage designer. His style being labelled ‘Pop art’, which is a reflection of his role model Pablo Picasso. He is a unique and original man, who has successfully changed and shaped art, even making new aspects of it.

David Hockney was born in the town of Bradford, Yorkshire on July 9th 1937, to Kenneth and Laura Hockney, the fourth child of five. As a child he loved reading and art. His artist inspiration coming from his childhood idols, Picasso, Matisse and Fragonard. His parents supported the artistic endeavours of their son encouraging him to doodle and daydream.
His artist education began in 1953 at the Bradford College of art. He left there in 1957 to complete his national service requirement, which he did through working in the hospitals for two years, as he was a conscientious objector to military service.
In 1959 after completing his national service he entered graduate school at the Royal College of
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His art for example his painting entitled “We two boys clinging together” (1961), which shows two small boys lying together in an embrace. At the time of its release it came across as offensive and was seen as a form of child pornography. Later he released a series of photos of a naked boy swimming. This received wide amounts of negative feedback even though no genitals where shown it was still seen as wrong. I don’t believe it is that he pushes the artist boundaries but merely stretches and questions why they are there. This is established through his pieces showing nude men mainly those of young boys. While this shocks most and disgusts, it also makes people wonder why that is so wrong but naked women posed sexually is

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