Jon Schwocert (Hockney just does not know his craft, M Star February 14) expresses a narrow critique of David Hockney's work.
The view that colours should reflect the subject matter Hockney paints is absurd. I do not think Picasso, Van Gogh or even Turner would swallow that.
How boring would art be? Abstract work does not reflect what the eye sees but what the mind perceives and expresses. Whether the edges of Hockney's paintings show no variation is immaterial.
Artists can only express what they see and what they feel. As Picasso once observed, "I do not seek I find."
Personally I enjoy a lot of Hockney's work. He is not afraid to be innovative or to use modern media including photography and digital prints to convey his imagery.
Where I might criticise him is that some of his subject matter does not convey any sense of social being or of life's dynamic.
But the design element is strong and has impact on the eye.
Mr Schwocert also makes the erroneous claim that the Cintiq tool is cheaper than the iPad.
I can't afford either but the Cintiq costs around £1,500 - about a thousand pounds more than an iPad.
A drawing pad, pencil and paintbrush remain the most sensible and creative of materials.
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