2002-2003

Iceland and Norway

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In 2002, Hockney traveled to Norway and Iceland where he was particularly enraptured by the light of the long days in late spring and summer. Watercolor proved to be a favored material used to capture the light while on-the-go. Hockney declared: “To have longer periods of twilight (when color is not bleached but extremely rich) one has to go north. I made a trip to Norway in May, was very taken in with the dramatic landscape and returned to go much further north, when in June the sun never sets at all. You can see the landscape at all hours, 24 hours a day. There is no night. I found myself deeply attracted to it, and then went to Iceland twice to tour the island.”

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