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Flower art on the iPad

by webdev

October 21, 2010

Though most people use their iPad for reading, business or gaming, one artist has found a unique use for his device.

According to The Telegraph, David Hockney creates beautiful pictures of flowers and other plants on his iPad and iPhone. David Hockney's pieces of art will be presented at the Fondation Pierre Berge in Paris.

"I draw flowers every day on my iPhone and send them to my friends, so they get fresh flowers every morning..." Hockney told the news source. "Not only can I draw them as if in a little sketchbook, I can also send them to 15 or 20 people who then get them that morning when they wake up."

Hockney uses his thumbs to create the artwork, which can be viewed on iPhones, iPads or laptops. A program called brushes allows him to use his fingertips as a paint brush.

The artist told the news outlet that he chose flowers as a subject for many of his artworks because his partner, John Fitzherbert, regularly brought home a bouquet of fresh flowers, such as roses, lilies and lilacs.

Flowers have long been an inspiration for many artists. Famed painters such as Manet, Monet and Renoir all painted portraits of blossoms.


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