Art and photography

Secret Knowledge, by David Hockney, Thames & Hudson, €36.65.

16th December, 2006

Secret Knowledge, by David Hockney, Thames & Hudson, €36.65.

This is a soft-back edition of the 2001 work by British pop artist David Hockney. It scrutinises the artistic skill of great Renaissance painters such as Rembrandt, Ingres and Leonardo da Vinci, posing daring questions along the way.

Were masterpieces such as da Vinci’s Mona Lisa actually traced? Hockney believes so and sets out to prove this through visual and documentary evidence. Hockney does not seek to...

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