David Hockney's art created by iPhone and iPad is currently on display at the Pierre Berge-Yves St. Laurent Foundation in Paris. When Hockney first got his iPhone a few years ago, he immediately recognized its capability to create art. Each day, Hockney paints flowers and sunsets with his device and sends those images to friends. Those paintings are now hanging in a show called "Fresh Flowers," displayed on 20 iPhones and 20 iPads.
It's particularly interesting how Hockney has chosen the subjects for his art. "The fact that the screen is illuminated makes you choose luminous subjects, or at least I did," Hockney says in an interview on his own web site. "Dawn is about luminosity and so is the iPhone. People send me iPhone drawings which look OK, but you realise that they are not picking particularly luminous subjects – which this medium is rather good at [in ways that] another medium isn't."
Hockney is using the Brushes app (US$4.99 for the iPhone version, $7.99 on the iPad), which others have used to create some incredible images.
Someone remind them that the iPad is only for consumption of media.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
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