Hockneys Eye at the Fitzwilliam March to August

Combine a visit to the new Hockneys Eye exhibition with a stay at The Yard @ Pringle Farm! The farm is a great springboard to all of Cambridge’s amazing cultural events, including this stunning Hockeys Eye exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College from 15th March to 29th August 2023.

David Hockney (b.1937) is one of the most influential artists of our time, and through both traditional and cutting-edge ways of making art, the exhibition explores Hockney’s obsession with how we see the world, and how our world of time and space can be captured on the surface of a flat picture.

In his use of cameras, digital drawing, the iPad, and digital film, Hockney follows a tradition of creative experiments with optical devices that goes back from Ingres’ proposed use of the camera lucida to Canaletto’s camera obscura and to the birth of Renaissance naturalism in the 15th century.

In The Fitzwilliam Museum’s picture galleries, Hockney’s drawings, paintings and digital artworks are shown in a series of provocative encounters with works by artists including Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, John Constable and Andy Warhol.

The display at The Heong Gallery charts Hockney’s pioneering modern experiments from the 1960s to the present day in bringing hand, eye, and optical instruments together, with the iconic Grand Canyon I (2017) among the many glorious and daring works on display.

If you fancy a break that mixes a bit of Cambridge culture with a relaxing time in a beautiful barn conversion, than why not book a stay at Pringle Farm?  For the best prices for a luxury stay at The Yard @ Pringle Farm, email our friendly reservations team or call us on 07741 005634.