Hopper

Hopper Review

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is considered the first significant American painter in 20th-century art. After decades of patient work, Hopper enjoyed a success and popularity that since the 1950s has continually grown. In canvas after canvas he painted the loneliness of big-city people. Many of Hopper's pictures represent views of streets and roads, rooftops, and abandoned houses, depicted in a brilliant light that strangely belies the melancholy mood of the scenes. Hopper's paintings are marked by striking juxtapositions of colour, and by the clear contours with which the figures are demarcated from their surroundings. His extremely precise focus on the theme of modern men and women in the natural and man-made environment sometimes lends his pictures a mood of eerie disquiet. On the other hand, Hopper's renderings of rocky landscapes in warm brown hues, or his depictions of the seacoast, exude an unusual tranquillity that reveals another, more optimistic side of his character.

Title:Hopper
Edition Language:English

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  • Nancy

    “His framing crops in ways that stimulate and frustrate attention, sometimes suggesting movement and change while fixing the subject so firmly that his best works appear like freezed frames from a l...

  • LuŪs C.

    Edward Hopper was born in Nyack, New York, a town located on the west side of the Hudson River, to a middle-class family that encouraged his artistic abilities. After graduating from high school, he s...

  • alex

    after a while i skimmed through a lot of the analysis and focused more on the paintings. i love hopper's use of lighting and the atmosphere he has in a lot of his work...

  • stefano

    Il testo è un po' noioso, in alcune parti inutilmente ricercato. Ma d'altronde, chi se ne frega del testo se si possono guardare i quadri di Hopper?https://poisononatofesso.wordpress.com/...

  • Beverly

    I don't know the difference between this book and the similar-looking one one published a year later, but mine had the Chop Suey cover. Renner is a little nuts in ascribing unconscious thoughts and em...

  • J

    It's a worthwhile text to read but it's a very involved text. Though only 95 pages, the heavily academic prose is designed to encourage the reader to think deeply about Hopper's work in the context of...

  • Greg

    Very good. Good analysis of the works through the decades. Good plates of the paintings. Nice layout and text. ...

  • Luis

    Edward Hopper queda bien definido como el pintor realista que busca descifrar la línea que separa la civilización y la naturaleza. En la mayoría de sus cuadros, tanto los iniciales más paisajísti...

  • Stanley Foshay

    I purchased this book in hardcover a number of years ago and it is now on my coffee table. The story is quite interesting and the pictures are a good example of the Hudson River painters. His former h...

  • Juan

    It's a very good collection of Hopper's paintings but the commentary was somewhat disappointing: It raised some interesting points, but they were never fully developed and at times I felt the author w...