Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Splash du Jour: Wednesday

Isn’t the above painting gloriously good?
Look at the thing. Look at it some more!
It’s by Edward Hopper and I am embarrassed to say that I don’t even know what it’s called.
But LOOK at it!

"Hopper was a man to whom social intercourse did not come easily. His artist friend, Du Bois, exclaimed of him when young, 'The hunger of that man!' Were the single figures and couples he painted also hungry for human contact? Who knows? Feelings as strong as hunger, let alone desperation, do not erupt from his paintings. Generations have felt the stillness and contemplation of his figures as loneliness. But solitude is not the same thing, and, in any case, the relations of people to each other (or even themselves) in Hopper's works are seldom clear, as they create tension more than tell stories."
-- Alan G. Artner, Chicago Tribune. Feb.17, ’08 –

Have a great Wednesday!
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's "Room in New York."

Not to make everyone wish they were me, but I am going to see Hopper's "Nighthawks" (part of the permanent collection at the Art Institute in Chicago). There will also be a special exhibit of his work and Winslow Homer's watercolors.
I know, I know. I can't believe it either.

Come see it, everyone!

Jeane said...

I've always admired Edward Hopper's work, but never saw this painting before. Thanks for sharing it.

stefanie said...

Hopper is good. I always enjoy how he frames the scene

cipriano said...

I love this painting.
Thank you, anonymous, for setting me straight as to the title.
But...... shame on you for saying that you are going to an exhibit, soon!
SHAME ON YOU!