Gerry Souter

Edward Hopper

In his works, Hopper poetically expressed the solitude of man confronted to the American way of life as it developed in the 1920s. Inspired by the movies and particularly by the various camera angles and attitudes of characters, his paintings expose the alienation of mass culture. Created using cold colours and inhabited by anonymous characters, Hopper’s paintings also symbolically reflect the Great Depression.
Through a series of different reproductions (etchings, watercolours, and oil-on-canvas paintings), as well as thematic and artistic analysis, the author sheds new light on the enigmatic and tortured world of this outstanding figure.
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  • Ирина Меркуловаhas quoted6 years ago
    went to school copying weekly magazine covers created by the great illustrators of the time: Edwin Austin Abbey, Charles Dana Gibson, Gilbert Gaul, as well as the sketches of Old Masters: Rembrandt and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.
  • Ирина Меркуловаhas quoted6 years ago
    He always came back to the sea and shore throughout his life, back to the big sky continuously redrawing itself in white on blue from opal pale to dangerous cerulean
  • Ирина Меркуловаhas quoted6 years ago
    While the elder Hopper struggled with his business books and accounts, Edward was at home in his library with shelves groaning under English, French, and Russian classic literature. From Turgenev to Victor Hugo and Tolstoy, Edward

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