Friday, March 30, 2012

Out of Sync with Hockney

My blogging hiatus is over.  No apology.  No explanation.  Borrrrrrrrring!  Let's just move on....

On Tuesday I went to see the David Hockney Exhibition, A Bigger Picture, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.  It blew me away!  I could have stayed in front of some of the pieces forever, they were so absorbing.  The boldness of his colours, the sheer scale of the individual works, as well as the exhibition as a whole, and the immediacy of the work were stunning.  If you already have tickets or can bear to stand in the queue I highly recommend a visit!

Filling some time between seeing the Hockney Exhibition and going to see Midnight Tango at the Aldwych Theatre in the evening we wandered along to Somerset House where we discovered an installation by Chilean artist, Fernando Casasempere, in The edmond J. Safra Fountain Court

Entitled Out of Sync, the installation is 10,000 ceramic daffodils planted in a swathe of grass.

The work "recreates the joy we feel at the sight of blossoming flowers that signal the end of winter and the beginning of spring."  I adore spring and it was a glorious day when we saw this huge piece of work and I'm so glad I got to experience it.

The installation will be donated to the people of Chile after it concludes at Someset House at the end of April.  Well worth a visit!