David Hockney: the pop painter who fell in love with the Pays d’Auge

David Hockney is one of the most successful living painters in the world. The Englishman is in the spotlight in an exhibition at the Musée de l’Orangerie (Paris). He exhibits a huge frieze which represents his house in the Pays d’Auge (Normandy).

60 years ago, the Briton David Hockney was discovering California (United States) and his paintings of turquoise pools made him the most expensive pop painter in the world. Recently, he has changed his scenery and found refuge near Caen (Normandy). When he came to Paris, he fell in love with a fresco of Monnet’s water lilies. Mythical water lilies and an 80-meter-long fresco.

The Briton wanted to pay tribute to his elder with a fresco 90 meters long and one meter high, representing his house in the Pays d’Auge in Normandy. From now on, his passion is his Normandy garden that he has developed throughout the 90 meters depending on the light and the seasons. “Spring is incredible, it’s the most beautiful thing that happens in nature in Northern Europe”, tells David Hockney who lives in a large half-timbered house and a huge orchard out of sight.

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