David Hockney, 'Remember that you cannot look at the sun or death for very long’, 2021
"I’ve witnessed quite a few changes in the art world and, you know, most artists are going to be forgotten. That’s their fate. It might be mine too, I don’t know. I’m not forgotten yet. It’s OK if I am; I’m not sure it’s that important. Most art will disappear. The past is edited so it always looks clearer to us. Today always looks a bit of a jumble. We’ll put up with rubbish from now, but not with rubbish from the past. I know that another age will see this period in a different way. Very few people know what the truly significant art of today is. You’d have to be an incredibly perceptive person to do so. I wouldn’t make a judgement on that. The history books keep being changed." - David Hockney
- Spring Cannot Be Cancelled, David Hockney in Normandy, by Martin Gayford, Thames & Hudson, 2021
A very interesting interview with David Hockney, where he explains and demonstrates the use of camera obscuras and camera lucidas in the artwork of the Old Masters chronicled in his book Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters.