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Hopper Basismonografie

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Edward Hopper, de worstelende kunstenaar die het icoon van het moderne stadsleven werd, is vooral bekend om zijn verontrustende nachtelijke restaurantscèneNighthawks. Dit boek belicht zijn beheersing van locatie, stemming en melancholie door middel van juxtapositie van levendige kleuren, scherpe theatrale belichting en strak omlijnde figuren die tegelijkertijd deel uitmaken van en vervreemd zijn van hun omgeving.

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Hopper Basismonografie

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Edward Hopper (1882–1967) is something of an American success story, if only his success had come swifter. At the age of 40, he was a failing artist who struggled to sell a single painting. As he approached 80, Time magazine featured him on its cover. Today, half a century after his death, Hopper is considered a giant of modern expression, with an uncanny, unforgettable, and utterly distinct sense for mood and place.

Much of Hopper’s work excavates modern city experience. In canvas after canvas, he depicts diners, cafes, shopfronts, street lights, gas stations, rail stations, and hotel rooms. The scenes are marked by vivid color juxtapositions and stark, theatrical lighting, as well as by harshly contoured figures, who appear at once part of, and alien to, their surroundings. The ambiance throughout his repertoire is of an eerie disquiet, alienation, loneliness and psychological tension, although his rural or coastal scenes can offer a counterpoint of tranquility or optimism.

This book presents key works from Hopper’s œuvre to introduce a key player not only in American art history but also in the American psyche.

Aantal pagina's

96

Auteur

Edward Hopper, Rolf G. Renner

Formaat

21 x 26

ISBN

9783836500333

Taal van het boek:

Engels

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Taschen

Uitvoering

Hardcover