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It reflects a bohemianism not as much encountered now. England, struggling to rebuild in the glum, postwar s, was awash in glossy American goods, including movies. Some mistake Hockney for a lightweight because gloom, which he had worked hard to escape in his childhood and adolescence, is missing from his art.
Not missing, however, is a frequent unease or an expanding degree of perceptual sophistication that, at its best, deepens the way one sees. No false choice is demanded between art about life and art about art, which sometimes bedevils critics. Instead, art and life together appear as equally essential to worthwhile painting. During the s, an age that valued American abstract painting most highly, Hockney emerged as an unrepentant figurative painter.