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Edward Hopper

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Ally Politoski

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Edward Hopper

Early Life
Career
Art
In the Beginning
Commercial artist and illustrator
1901-1906: studied painting, Robert Henry (Ashcan School)
Engraver and painter
Reputation: etchings
Early paintings = little success
Josephine Nivison. Six watercolors. Brooklyn museum. 1923 = good year
Financially secure; simple and stable
Summary of Career
Well, I
suppose
you could say he was relatively successful.
I mean, he may have had a slow start but he
was
commissioned by a celebrity and he
did
sell his paintings to museums while he was alive and he
was
actually noticed by art critics and stuff.
Yeah.
Pretty
successful.
Style
American Realist
Characterized by isolation, melancholy, and loneliness
Emphasis on blunt shapes and angles and the stark contrast of light and shadow
Found stillness in motion and geometry in light





Ally Politoski, Vivian Kou,Hye Yun Lee
Ally's Favorite : Nighthawks
2' 9'x 5'0'
oil paint
No formal students but referenced by many
Art, music, pop culture
Madonna: Girlie Show
the Hopper influence
let's keep this
PG
Girlie Show
1941
Oil on Canvas
32 x 38 in
The Commission
Charles MacArthur and Helen Hayes
"Pretty Penny"
The MacArthur's Home
1939
Ink, graphite and collage on paper
11 13/16 x 7 1/2 x 1/2 in
Soir Bleu
1914
Oil on Canvas
36 x 72 in.
Self-Portrait

born in Nyack, NY; middle-class family encouraged artistic abilities
did not have many friends as child; read and drew instead
wanted to be an artist as early as 1899, year of 17th birthday
Art a Young Age
-worked in pen-and-ink, charcoal, watercolor, and oil, drawing from nature and making political cartoons
-in shift from illustration to the fine arts, studied with William Merritt Chase (American Impressionist painter) and with Robert Henri, who encouraged him to paint everyday things realistically
-visited Paris and Europe in early 20s and became influenced by depictions of modern early life
Young Adult

Automat (1927)
Oil on canvas
71.4 x 91.4 cm
Vivian's Favorite
Rowboat in Rocky Cove (1895)
1st signed oil painting
]

Initially modeled style after Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas
Edouard Manet

Edgar Degas
Speaking of Paris...
Self-Portrait with Palette
1878-1879
Oil on Canvas
33 x 26 in.
Dance Class
1871
Oil on Canvas
32 7/8 x 30 3/8 in
Two on the Aisle
1927
Oil on Canvas
40 1/8 x 48 1/4 in.
Insight, revelation
Just likes painting sunlight..?
Hye Yun's Favorite
Sunlight in an Empty Room
1961
Oil on Canvas
28 3/4 x 39 1/2 in.
Summer Evening
1947
Oil on Canvas
30 x 42 in
(this one)
Two Comedians
1965
Oil on Canvas
73.7 x 101.6 cm
"Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world."
Nonprofit community cultural center
http://whitney.org/WatchAndListen/Exhibitions?play_id=853
Early Sunday Morning
1930
Oil on Canvas
35 3/16 x 60 1/4 in.
Methods
Paintings known to be sparse and caculated -- he was slow and methodical
He really didn't like illustrations
He really liked oil painting
New York Movie
1939
Oil on Canvas
32 1/4 x 40 1/8 in.
Study for New York Movie
1938/1939
Fabricated chalk on paper
11 1/8 x 15 in.
Study for New York Movie
1938/1939
Fabricated chalk on paper
8 3/8 x 10 15/16 in.
Study for New York Movie
1938/1939
Fabricated chalk on paper
10 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.
Study for New York Movie
1939
Fabricated chalk and charcoal on paper
15 x 11 1/8 in.

People in the Sun
1960
Oil on Canvas
40 3/8 x 60 3/8 in.
shhh sit down and listen
it's story time
yay
bad example of a student
don't be like him pls
the Edward Hopper House Art Center
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