David Hockney faucets iPad to style Westminster Abbey stained glass

David Hockney, 81, started out his illustrious artwork profession as a painter and pop-artwork pioneer prolonged just before Apple was launched. But Hockney has embraced the tech giant’s gadgets and employed an iPad to 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 vivid shades linked with Hockney’s vivid function.


‘The matter demonstrates The Queen as a countrywoman and her common delight in, and craving for, the countryside,’ the Abbey said.


Hockney mentioned the iPad was a normal suit for rendering the stained glass considering that it is backlit like a window, The Guardian reports.


Hockney embraced the iPad as a drawing device again in 2010 (the yr the iPad debuted) and has also designed functions making use of an iPhone. A 2013 exhibit in San Francisco highlighted his electronic function. Hockney’s website also contain substantial galleries of his iPad and Apple iphone artwork.

The new function is positioned in the Abbey’s north transept and replaces a window that experienced been simple glass. Westminster Abbey will formally devote the window on Oct. two.


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