Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hopper, Edward

A Woman in the Sun
1961, Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches,
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Hopper, Edward (1882-1967). American painter.
He painted American landscapes and cityscapes with a disturbing truth, expressing the world around him as a chilling, alienating, and often vacuous place.
Everybody in a Hopper picture appears terribly alone.
Hopper soon gained a widespread reputation as the artist who gave visual form to the loneliness and boredom of life in the big city.