book edward hopper paintings
EDWARD HOPPER’S world of lonelyless is like a mirror of AMERICA ‘s rural world and also an alienation of city life.There is a real unity in the artist’s vision and the way he has chosen to celebrate the people he loved is both moving and haunting.Who can forget those visions of a secretary sitting on the desk and waiting for the boss, and those people in the sun just lying there ,and finally those two women in the restaurant?HOPPER is an artist that really gets to you in a most depressing way.As an introduction to his work, this book is interesting
Edward Hopper created some of the most popular icons of twentieth-century American art. Tinged with a dim opaque light, his realistic style depicts empty spaces, irritating landscapes, and situations in the modern metropolis, where man is encircled by elements that seem about to overpower him. His work was essentially a critique of modern life and made Hopper one of the most respected figures in modern art.
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In 2012, an exhibition opened at the Grand Palais in Paris that sought to shed light on the complexity of his masterpieces, which is an indication of the richness of Hopper’s oeuvre. It was divided chronologically into two main parts: the first section covered Hopper’s formative years (1900–1924), comparing his work with that of his contemporaries and art he saw in Paris, which may have influenced him. The second section looked at the art of his mature years, from the first paintings emblematic of his personal style, such as House by the Railroad (1924), to his last works.
The artist had demonstrated his ability to transfer his attraction to Parisian architecture to American urban and rural architecture. According to Boston Museum of Fine Arts curator Carol Troyen, “Hopper really liked the way these houses, with their turrets and towers and porches and mansard roofs and ornament cast wonderful shadows. He always said that his favorite thing was painting sunlight on the side of a house.” 
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The fascinating and often poignant story of Hopper’s long struggle for recognition gives new insight into his later pessimism. A complex man is revealed, introspective and intellectual, yet romantic, illuminating the many levels of meaning in the paintings of his maturity.In addition to Hopper’s watercolors and oil paintings, there are study drawings for his major works and documentary photographs illuminating all phases of his life. . more
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As in many modern marriages, their conflicts were focused on the issue of her driving their automobile, which regularly enraged Hopper and frequently brought them to blows. “I once bit him to the bone,” she confessed to a friend.
Ms. Levin, who has written seven previous books on Hopper, succeeds at least partly in satisfying one’s curiosity. She reveals Hopper as another of the last Puritans, the decade of whose adolescence, the 1890’s, marked “the passage from the strong moral principles of rural and small-town America into the beginning of urban and industrial development that eroded traditional ways of life and produced growing alienation.”
Great art is the outward expression of an inner life of the artist, and this innerlife will result in his personal vision of the world.” – Edward Hopper
In 1933, Edward Hopper received further praises for the works he had done, and for a piece that was on exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. His highly identifiable style, and mature painting styles, were some things he had become known for during this period. The gorgeous landscapes, the quiet rooms and empty rooms he designed, and the transitory effect which many of his works posed, created a sense of contemporary life and a new style, which many in the art world recognized, and many praised him for this distinct style he had created in his art forms.