Camera Lucida Drawings

96 works

In 1999, Hockney purchased a camera lucida to investigate how artists such as Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867) might have used lens-based devices to trace projected images. Hockney grew adept at using the camera lucida, asking his friends to sit before this antique device to explore a new mode for his portrait-making.

Go to 1999

pencil drawing