Thursday, September 05, 2013

Picture Post 1126 : No Hockney, But Pleasing


Some years ago, the artist David Hockney abandoned Los Angeles and moved his main studio to the East Yorkshire seaside town of Bridlington. His wonderful East Yorkshire paintings seem to capture the landscape and scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds so well. I am no Hockney, but, over the years, I have also found Bridlington a powerful muse. This is a picture I took back in the 1970s : recently rediscovered and scanned. No Hockney - but pleasing.

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  1. It may not be a Hockney, but it's definitely a Burnett, and that means excellence! A very evocative shot.

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  2. Very pleasing ... I really like this photo.

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  3. Very pleasing ... I really like this photo.

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  4. It is a wonderful shot. I like the patterns of all of the boats by the dock.

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  5. That is a great photo. I love it.

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  6. Very pleasing. It ought to be in a book.

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  7. I'm Sure That's Hockney in the far boat,puffing away on a ciggy!

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  8. There's lots of action in this one. There are two unrelated actions...the crowd and the boats. It makes one stop and look .

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  9. Oh, do I know this scene! Can't tell you how many times I've been there. After we left the UK we returned on vacation a good number of times too. We loved to take our boys in the row boat ferry from the south pier to the north pier and then go to Notriani's for ice cream -- actually a "99".
    Taken the Flamborian, the Bridlington Queen and Boy's Own for trips to the cliffs of Flamborough many times. It still thrills me now to remember the waves, wind, spray and the music of the man on the squeeze box as we returned to the harbor. Some of my happiest memories.
    Love Hockney's Yorkshire paintings too -- there's just something about them. We got to know David's brother, Paul, who lived in Flamborough for a number of years. Paul lived about a hundred yards from my old home on the cliffs at the lighthouse, which was once the old golf clubhouse of which my father was the manager.
    I may have told you all this before, if so, I'm sorry. I have a couple of photos of the old clubhouse taken in 1953.

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  12. Bridlington! I stayed there for two weeks a few years ago. Lovely place, and I noticed very quiet with the sea nearby.

    Hazel

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  13. Interesting so many people are gathered, and the boats don't seem to be tied up. I wonder how much it was to rent a rowing boat...and was it for fun or fishing:)

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  14. No "Hock" maybe, but certainly, no "hack" either! Gorgeous!

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  15. Interesting artist; enjoyed a TV program where he was doing 'painting' on an iPad and also a rig using multiple DSLRs. Very much the modern artist.

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