During the dark days of lockdown, much of life may have ground to a gloomy halt.
But the seasons kept turning and David Hockney was as productive as ever – observing nature at his farmhouse in France and turning it into dazzling pictures.
'They cancelled the Olympic Games but you can't cancel the spring,' he said at the Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris, which is displaying the stunning fruits of that period in his latest exhibition.
'A Year in Normandie' features a 298ft-long frieze made up of some of the 220 landscape pictures he created last year.
And Hockney's place among the greats is cemented with this latest work – reminiscent of Claude Monet's Water Lilies in a neighbouring room.