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Going Deaf Has Sharpened My Art, David Hockney Says

Going Deaf Has Sharpened My Art, David Hockney Says

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 07:38 AM

PARIS (AP) — Renowned British painter David Hockney says his hearing loss has helped sharpen his sense of space and perspective.

Speaking Tuesday at a retrospective of his work at Paris' Pompidou Center, Hockney said: "If you lose one sense, you gain other senses, and I feel I could see space clearer. I put it down to the hearing loss. ... I can't tell what sound is coming from where."

Ever curious and innovative, the 80-year-old artist said he's currently working on reverse perspective paintings.

Hockney donated a huge work to the Pompidou Center, "The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire," that's part of the traveling retrospective opening in Paris this week.

Hockney's depictions of sun-dappled Los Angeles swimming pools and wooded Yorkshire hills are among the best-known images in contemporary art.

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Renowned British painter David Hockney says his hearing loss has helped sharpen his sense of space and perspective.Speaking Tuesday at a retrospective of his work at Paris' Pompidou Center, Hockney said: "If you lose one sense, you gain other senses, and I feel I could see...
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