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David Hockney - A Year in Normandie
in Dialogue with Works from the Würth Collection

Museum Würth 2, Künzelsau

April 3 - July 16, 2023

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily

Admission free


The internationally renowned British master of contemporary landscape painting is presenting his 90-meter long iPad frieze A Year in Normandie at Museum Würth 2 in Künzelsau, for the first time in a German museum. Via a composite of individual iPad paintings the artist reviews his immediate surroundings in the course of a year, adopting the format of the famous Bayeux Tapestry recounting the Battle of Hastings in 1066, which inspired Hockney to execute this continuum. He studied his environment painstakingly and in great detail, working outdoors with the aid of his iPad, using it to translate what he saw into an impressive, luminous record of the passing seasons.


A unique feature of this first-time showing of an iPad painting in these dimensions is the dialogue it encourages with Hockney works from the Würth Collection. Motifs from his time in Yorkshire, northern England, are juxtaposed with landscapes in northern France.

A Year in Normandie

David Hockney
A Year in Normandie, 2020-21
Composite iPad Painting (detail)
1 x 90.75 m
© David Hockney

Würth Collection