"Thanks to art, instead of seeing a single world, our own, we see it multiply until we have before us as many worlds as there are original artists."
Have a great vacation! These folks in their suit coats look to be sweltering. With the colors and isolation it looks the way I felt visiting Greater New Orleans 8 months after Katrina.
What a wonderful site you have here. I've just now discovered it, and I plan on returning often, if not daily. Thank you.
The feelings of isolation - even in a crowd - and lonliness in many of Hopper's paintings engender the kind of gut reactions usually reserved for memories of major depressing moments in life. I don't know of any graphic artist who captures that mood better than Hopper does. I also know I could enjoy Hopper a whole lot more had there been even a glimmer of hope for the subjects in his works. Even when no people are represented ["Sunday Morning"] the harsh bleakness is overwhelmingly devoid of any compassion for human feeling.HT
There is an article about Hopper in the July issue of Smithsonian Magazine. I haven't looked to see if it's available online.
It is available online, thanks Lynn.http://www.smithsonianmagazine.com/issues/2007/july/hopper.php
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