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Transcript of EDWARD HOPPER
Self-portrait of an artist from the realism
Problematic and plan
If I could say it in words,
there would be no reason to paint
How did he become the artist we know nowadays and how did he become both a reference and a source of inspiration in the sphere of art ?
Friday, June 5, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
FEEDBACK ON HIS LIFECOURSE
Centre de la Vieille Charité - Marseille
End of violence feat. Nighthawks
End of the XIX century
I - Biography
II - The realistic movement
III - Hopper : a source of inspiration
1) Visages de la société
2) Visages de l’intimité
3) Visages de l’esprit
The exhibition was divided into 3 themes :
An opportunity and a big help
BU Lyon III
For the advices
from the librarian
For open rooms and
But that we tried to overcome
To write a report in English
To gather information about books instead of the Internet
To select information and artists that were linked directly to Hopper
Married Josephine Nivision
Birth in Nyack, NY
His beginning - The emergence of an artist
New York School of Arts
Worked as an illustrator
WHAT INLUENCED HIM
Met for the first time impressionism in Paris,
a change in his painting.
Daily life of middle class
Practiced etching from 1915 to 1923
The importance of empty spaces and shadows-lights contrasts
The different form of the realism
THE ORIGIN OF THE REALISTIC MOVEMENT
The Gross Clinic
“Search for an exact likeness of the model. Attitude of the one who takes account of the reality and who estimates it with currency”
Le Petit Robert
An historian Edward Lucie Smith distinguishes two forms of Realism:
- The Realism of Conception
- The Realism of Perception
Bonjour Monsieur Courbet
THE AMERICAN REALISM
Hopper, one of the best american realist artist
HOPPER AND THE LITTERATURE
- not feel ill at ease in his society
- isolated from others/does not want to build relationships with others.
- stays in detachment
The Outsider from Albert Camus
Hopper’s characters are as Meursault's :
- waiting for something
- they seem disembodied and frozen in banal scenery
- no gesture of tenderness or love between couples
Conference at a Night
The Pop Art
WHAT HE HAS INLUENCED
Inspired by popular culture
Showcases new products of consumer society to question or mock
Promotion of objects from the daily life
Example of the photographer Laeticia Molenaar
Name of her project : "Here Come the Sun"
"Laeticia Molenaar recreated miniature cardboard sets before photographing his models with a strong light source. The final step was to gather everything"
Analysis of a work of art covered by many artists
First exhibit at Whitney Club
Fuels of pumps -> Daily life
The row --> Serigraphy
To outpace the subject
Which elements does one find in Edward Hopper from the impressionism ?
In what does Hopper paint the Modernity ?
According to Claude Greenberg, Hopper is a bad painter but a major artist of the XXth century, what do you think about it ?
House by the Railroad
Norman Bates's house
Best witness of a stolen intimacy
Hitchcock re-appropriates the hopperienne obsession of the outside glance
Solitude - Indifference - Nudity
We hope you enjoyed it
THANK YOU FOR LISTENING
To put it in a nutshell
House by the Railroad
by Charles Burchfield can be compared with
can be assimilated with the painting
Two on the aisle
, both by Hopper
This Hopper’s paintings is considered as the first painting where Hopper manifests his style and his maturity.
Hopper, Two on the aisle (1927)
Of the subject
Comparison and distinction with his forefathers
THE USE OF THE NIGHT
THE MEDIATIVE MOOD OF HIS CHARACTERS
THE LINK BETWEEN
THE PASSER-BY POINT OF VIEW
INFLUCENCE AND USE OF THE COLOR
A source of inspiration
Army @ Love
Are you using that chair ?
“Whom did I meet? Nobody. I'd heard of Gertrude Stein, but I don't remember having heard of Picasso at all. I used to go to the cafés at night and sit and watch. I went to the theatre a little. Paris had no great or immediate impact on me.”
Le café de nuit
Rue de Paris, temps de pluie
Femme à la terrasse d'un café le soir
Pennsylvania Coal Town
pioneers rural world disappearance
Notre Dame de Paris
Hopper emancipates himself from his European influences to become the painter of an American reality, his paintings allow one another to find their own interpretation that usually go from melancholy to nostalgia.
improve our art knowledge
discover an interesting artist
learn how to analyze paintings
(because we did).