Most of us may not be feeling so positive about life at present – but David Hockney allows us a little respite through his ipad paintings.
Hockney wrote to the BBC and sent his gift of some paintings and his philosophical thoughts:
“We have lost touch with nature rather foolishly as we are a part of it, not outside it. This will in time be over and then what? What have we learned? I am 83 years old, I will die. The cause of death is birth.
“The only real things in life are food and love in that order, just like our little dog ruby. I really believe this and the source of art is love.
“I love life.”
“Why are my iPad drawings seen as a respite from the news? Well, they are obviously made by the hand depicting the renewal that is the spring in this part of the world.”
David Hockney and BBC 2020.