Friday, July 19, 2013

Fine Art Friday: Edward Hopper

Another Fine Art Friday, when I get to talk about my favorite artists and their works. I think today I will talk about Edward Hopper.

Edward Hopper could paint the most "boring" scenes and give them life. When I think of him, I think of iconic paintings illustrating American life brimming with both simplicity and captivating detail. 

Like this, his best-known piece, Nighthawks. This has been referenced and parodied countless times in American pop culture. I don't know how Hopper managed to create so many quintessentially American images, but he did, and that's why he's one of my favorite artists. 

I would share one of my other favorites of his, Automat, but I'm afraid it's copyrighted so I can't. However, I can share the link to its Wikipedia page, where you can see it legally.


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