Windows have long been an inspiration to artists both for compositional and spiritual reasons. Recalling Henri Matisse’s Fenetre a Collioure of 1905 which is similarly colourful and impressive, Hockney here allows the solid structure of the window to act as an introduction to the building recessing in the distance. It is one of two works he did from the interior looking out of the window of Louvre, for his retrospective exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in 1974.They were his first large format colour etchings.
|Image/Plate Size||73.7 x 73.7 cm|
|Paper Size||99 x 91.5 cm|