Object Image

Focus Moving

This image by painter and photographer David Hockney is the only work in this exhibition created using the aid of computer software. Hockney combined individual image captures of numbered carts and stools in a colorful arrangement. Elements in the foreground correspond with a painting in the background. The work is constructed such that the receding lines do not correspond to a fixed focal point. Hockney here challenges traditional laws of linear perspective used to create the illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface.

Gift of the Hall Family Foundation

Inkjet print
35.5 x 45.5in
Text © The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2020

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Permanent collection