Monday, March 7, 2011

100th Post! and Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) II

                                                                                                  
Automat
1927

100 posts! Wow, am I tired. To be frank, I thought many times of just writing a sweet fare-thee-well and quietly forgetting about this blog; but here I am 100 days–100 sequential days–later still posting away. And, as an aside, isn't it strange what magical powers a number has? 100 is nothing but one more than 99 and one less than 101, but both those figures are nearly meaningless when it comes to counting posts: why is a 100 a celebration? 

As for this post, besides being my 100th, it is the first in which I've featured an artist for a second time. And who more fitting to re-feature than Edward Hopper, the headliner of my very first post? He's my favorite 20th century painter, whose works often treat light with a unique harshness that creates a sense of anxiety or even distress in the most placid scenes. I should mention, if you're in NYC, the Whitney Museum has Hopper's works on exhibition until April 10th (more information here). The Whitney supported Hopper while he was alive, even helping him through the Great Depression, so take a moment, if you can, to visit and patronize the Whitney. 

Self-Portrait
1903

The Lee Shore
1941

Barn and Silo, Vermont
1927

The Barber Shop
1931

House at Dusk
1935

Gas
1940

Morning in a City
1944

The Long Leg
1935

Cape Cod Afternoon
1936

Night Windows
1928

Sheridan Theater
1937

People in the Sun
1960

Adam's House
1928 

Chop Suey
1929 

Summer Evening
1947

Nighthawks
1942

Le Bistro or The Wine Shop
1909

Two Comedians
1965

Self-Portrait
1925-1930

2 comments:

  1. Andressa, he certainly is. One of my favorites from childhood till now.

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