The Royal Academy has uploaded a selection of photographs from the evening on their website at:
The Royal Academy's Facebook page is under ‘Raacess programme’ on
and you can view the relevant album page there. The link is:
Let me know if you have any problems!
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The exhibition opened with some mixed reviews and I have listened to the Brian Sewell review in JAWS (screen reader) Sewell’s review is from the London Evening Standard. ( http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/arts/review-24029156-david-hockney-ra-a-bigger-picture-royal-academy---review.do ) He receives mixed reviews and both his prose and vocal delivery are much parodied in the British media. I listened to some of the reviews on BBC Radio and made a mental note to go and “see” the exhibition, if I could.
I have made a few notes of my first visit to the Hockney exhibition. Having ‘seen’ the abstract work of Frank Stella and Anton Henning, it is difficult to make any comments about the influences of say Duchamp and Gerhard Richter on Hockney. I have seen some Hockney work before I lost my sight and am familiar with some of his set designs for the opera.
Roman Road(Catalogue No 81)
More information on Royal Academy's access events for the blind and visually impaired can be found on:
My post on the Zoffany exhibition at the RA can be found on: http://profwhitestick.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/royal-academy-johan-zoffany-ra.html