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!