York Art Gallery Presents David Hockney Bigger Trees Near Warter

The York Art Gallery Ppesents David Hockney: Bigger Trees Near Warter on view now through 12 June, 2011.

David Hockney’s painting Bigger Trees Near Warter, on loan from Tate, is the largest painting the artist has ever produced and measures 40 x 15 feet (12 x 4 metres).

Bigger Trees Near Warter Or/Ou Peinture Sur Le Motif Pour Le Nouvel Age Post-Photographique 2007. Oil on 50 canvases (36 x 48″ each); 180×480″ overall; Copyright David Hockney; Photo credit: Richard Schmidt Collection: Tate Gallery, London

Featuring two copses, a huge sycamore tree, buildings and early flowering daffodils, the painting comprises of 50 individual canvas panels and takes inspiration from a site at Warter in the Yorkshire Wolds.

Painted en plein air (outside) in six weeks, the artist used digital technology to help him complete the painting, creating a computer mosaic of the picture which enabled him to ‘step back’ and see it as a whole.

Art in Yorkshire – supported by Tate
The exhibition is the highlight of Art in Yorkshire – supported by Tate, a year-long celebration of the visual arts in 19 galleries throughout Yorkshire. Works from Tate’s Collection of historic, modern and contemporary art will be showcased through a compelling programme of exhibitions and events.

It will is the first time the Hockney painting has been seen outside London in the UK. Films, including Bruno Wollheim’s documentary A Bigger Picture, showing Hockney at work, will be shown in the same gallery, alongside additional information on how Hockney created his incredible painting.

York Museums Trust is an independent charitable trust which manages York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, York Art Gallery and York St Mary’s. The buildings and their contents are owned by the City of York Council, which has agreed to long-term funding of the Trust. Our Chair is Denise Jagger, and our Chief Executive is Janet Barnes.

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