David Hockney – Europe

The Road to York Through Sledmere, David Hockney Summer 1997, Salts Mill, Bradford, West Yorkshire

What is art?

What is art for?

Why did the artist make it like that?

Was it magical? Religious? To celebrate something?

To tell a story?

How did the artist earn a living?

What tools, materials, and techniques did the artist use?

Are there hidden meanings that can become clear?

Activities to try at home.


Bradford, West Yorkshire

Language (drawing)

observation, symbolic, stippling, measure, scaling, foreground, features texture, plan, distance, direction, position, form, texture, tone, weight, pressure, portrait, past, present, appearance, character, personality