David Hockney: The Color of Music
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David Hockney: The Color of Music
One of the best-respected artists of his generation, David Hockney is well known for his paintings, prints, and portraits, but he's also developed a reputation as a set designer for some of the world's leading opera companies. A passionate enthusiast of classical vocal music, Hockney's interest in opera has helped to transform the visual aspect of how the pieces are presented, from his bright use of color to his insistence on making lighting cues an integral part of his design. However, there's also an irony to Hockney's success in opera -- at the age of 67, Hockney began… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A ravishing feast for the eyes, with a steady stream of operatic excerpts to appease more impatient ears. Meanwhile, Mr. Hockney and his friends keep the proceedings on an exhilaratingly human level."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Looking at the art and listening to the music is wonderful just on its own, but hanging out with Hockney is also a treat. He's a delightful companion."
‑ Russell Scott Smith, New York Post
"Hockney is unquestionably a genial gent, but the film's rather shallow treatment of his art only reinforces the long-held opinion that Hockney is more a brilliant visual stylist than an artist of any great depth."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An elongated, rather aimless portrait that doesn't fully convey the essence of its titular subject."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"This delightfully sensual documentary gets inside the artist's creative process while also treating viewers to glorious music by the likes of Wagner and Satie."
‑ Leslie Camhi, Village Voice
"In a documentary that celebrates flourish, the artist David Hockney lets a filmmaker record how he assembles elaborate opera sets."
‑ Ned Martel, New York Times
"After seeing this film and the joyous miracles he has wrought on the operatic stage, he fully deserves to be called a master of the form."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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