20 Jan '12, 10am

Stunning English Landscape Paintings...Made by 74-Year-Old Artist With an iPad (Photos)

Stunning English Landscape Paintings...Made by 74-Year-Old Artist With an iPad (Photos)

© Royal Academy of Arts The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 The renowned British artist David Hockney is most famous for his languid paintings of young men draped around swimming pools in L.A. But in the last few years he has turned to the iPad as his canvas. In a spectacular new show, opening at London's Royal Academy , he is exhibiting 51 drawings from his iPad, as well as a series of landscapes of his native Yorkshire. You have to give him credit: At an age when most are technophobes, this 74-year-old embraced the iPhone. He started emailing pictures drawn from his window to his lucky friends on a daily basis. "I draw flowers every day," he said, "and I send them to my friends, so they get fresh blooms every morning. And my flowers last." The show is called "A Bigger Picture" because he is looking at the landscape through a variety of media: oil, f...

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