As doctors and health professionals around the world work to save lives, famed artist David Hockney, 82, decided to do his part for a world reeling from the coronavirus. Hockney sent out a new painting entitled “Do remember they can’t cancel the spring” to lift the spirits of people around the world. It worked for this humble observer. Maybe it will do the same for you.
While considered England’s foremost living artist, Hockney lives in Normandy. He said he moved there to be able to smoke in restaurants: “I’d like to just work and paint, and to be able to smoke and eat in a restaurant at the same time. Thank God for Normandy. The French know how to live. They know about pleasure.”
As with the Italians singing from balconies, Hockney reminds us of the irrepressible human spirit. I truly love painting on a myriad of different levels.