tribute to the art of Edward Hopper
watercolour, Horadam paints, Canson paper 200g
Painting gives me the opportunity to create and to process what I see, hear and think about. It’s an expression of emotions.
entry in SoJie 14, translation by Annika Hiltunen (traditional work) , John Holding (photography) and Eliza Swieza (digital art)
Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. In both his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life.
I find Hopper’s paintings of “lonely” women very emotional. They each seem to tell a tale even though there’s hardly more than the person to see. Almost empty rooms, just walls and ceiling, and then either shadow or light and the feeling of utter loneliness. Here are some examples:
Room in New York
City in the sunlight
Compartment C Car