David Hockney faucets iPad to design and style Westminster Abbey stained glass
David Hockney, 81, commenced his illustrious artwork vocation as a painter and pop-artwork pioneer extensive just before Apple was launched. But Hockney has embraced the tech giant’s gadgets and applied an iPad to design and style a new stained-glass window that debuted on Wednesday at London’s Westminster Abbey.
The Abbey commissioned The Queen’s Window to rejoice the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The window, crafted by stained-glass artists at Barley Studio, depicts a countryside scene in the vibrant shades involved with Hockney’s vivid function.
‘The subject matter demonstrates The Queen as a countrywoman and her popular delight in, and craving for, the countryside,’ the Abbey said.
Hockney reported the iPad was a normal in shape for rendering the stained glass considering that it is backlit like a window, The Guardian reports.
Hockney embraced the iPad as a drawing instrument again in 2010 (the 12 months the iPad debuted) and has also produced functions applying an iPhone. A 2013 exhibit in San Francisco highlighted his electronic function. Hockney’s website also involve comprehensive galleries of his iPad and Apple iphone artwork.
The new function is found in the Abbey’s north transept and replaces a window that experienced been basic glass. Westminster Abbey will formally devote the window on Oct. two.