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Why Is This Interesting: E Pluribus Unum — The Fracturing of Time and Space in Art

One of my favorite artworks is a 1986 collage by David Hockney called? Pearblossom Hwy. A photo or print cannot do justice to the original, which is approximately 64″ x 46″.

The landscape in the collage looks almost continuous, but it’s distorted. It violates the rules of perspective. Some objects are too large, others too small. What’s too large are the items of familiar human significance–the farthest STOP sign, the letters painted on the road, the distant ‘Pearblossom Hwy’ street sign. Psychological perspective dominates linear perspective.

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