David Hockney’s painted ‘Vogue’ cowl is a soothing second in your day

By Rachel Thompson2020-06-30 10:49:17 UTC

Why have one Vogue cowl when you’ll be able to have 14 completely different ones? 
That is the plan for the August concern of British Vogue, a particular version exploring the theme of “reset” — particularly becoming for a world nonetheless experiencing lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders in lots of international locations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The covers characteristic unique art work by the UK’s nice artists and photographers, together with David Hockney, Nadine Ijewere, Tim Walker, Nick Knight, Lubaina Himid, Mert Alas, David Sims, Marcus Piggott, Jamie Hawkesworth, Juergen Teller, Alasdair McLellan, Martin Parr, David Bailey, and Craig McDean. 
Every cowl picture captures an area panorama cherished by the artist. For celebrated artist David Hockney, that particular panorama is a wheat subject close to Fridaythorpe, East Yorkshire. For photographer Nadine Ijewere, that place is Carbost, Isle of Skye. 

Picture: David Hockney
The August concern additionally options an essay known as “All Throughout the Land” by Helen Macdonald, writer of H is for Hawk, on the theme of “reset.”

“The acquainted patterns of our lives have been damaged, the long run is unknowable, and all of us are looking for indicators and wonders, for reassurance, for hope, for issues that make sense to us when every part appears desolate,” wrote Macdonald. “We’re starting to view nature by new eyes.”
“I’ve been shocked by the sensuousness that nature has given me: the inexperienced perfume of lanes close to my residence, the comb of wind on pores and skin, the pleasure of planting and watering,” she continued. “With out human contact, it’s all I’ve, nevertheless it feels, proper now, sufficient. In lockdown many people have rediscovered gardening, or discovered ourselves specializing in the wellbeing of houseplants on our windowsills.”

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Picture: Nadine Ijewere
Edward Enninful OBE, editor in chief of British Vogue, stated in an announcement that the problem is “not solely lovely and poignant, but additionally highlights that on the core of every part is our planet.”
“I very a lot hope 2020 indicators a reset in our relationship to nature,” he added. 
Learn the total characteristic within the August concern of British Vogue, obtainable by way of digital obtain and on newsstands Friday July 3.

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