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He set up his workshop there in an adjoining barn in order to go “in search of lost time”. David Hockney, a keen reader of Proust, has always had the passage of time as a major preoccupation. Ten years earlier he had painted the arrival of spring in his native Yorkshire, his landscapes unfolding like a story to the rhythm of nature’s coronation.
David Hockney paints his life in pictures, his relatives and the places where he lives.
Once installed in his Norman house, he paints the panorama that scrolls before his eyes at 360 °. He then set about reproducing the traditional half-timbered architecture.

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