Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is widely acknowledged as one of the most important realist painters of twentieth-century America.
His vision of reality reflected his own temperament in the empty landscapes and city neighborhoods and single figures he chose to paint.
Hopper’s work demonstrates that realism is not merely a literal or photographic copying of what we see, but up to the artist’s interpretation.
His intense yet intimate interpretations of American life, shown in darkness or bright light, are minimal dramas threaded with maximum power.Hopper had a remarkable ability to invest the most ordinary scene — whether at a roadside gas pump, a nondescript diner or a bleak hotel room — with intense mystery, creating narratives that no viewer can ever quite unravel.
He was able to tap into the loneliness of the human condition through his art, something we all can identify with.
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