Edward Hopper - More relevant today than ever before

Edward Hopper - More relevant today than ever before

You may not have heard of Edward Hopper, but his artworks may speak to you in this Coronavirus time of social isolation. 

Edward Hopper (1882 - 1967) was an American artist, considered by many to be the foremost realist painter of 20th century America. He was skilled in a number of mediums, including print making and watercolour, but he is most famous for his oil paintings. He often depicted everyday settings with a melancholy outlook.

These observations of the isolation that comes from living in an urban setting were as true in post-WWII America as they are today. 

Nighthawks, 1942 - Art Institute Chicago

Hopper denied that he purposefully infused this or any other of his paintings with symbols of human isolation and urban emptiness, but he acknowledged that in Nighthawks “unconsciously, probably, I was painting the loneliness of a large city.” Read More here.

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