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Sun Jul 24, 2022, 09:55 AM

Edward Hopper: embrace the solitude

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Reply Edward Hopper: embrace the solitude (Original post)
BlueGreenLady Jul 2022 OP
c-rational Jul 2022 #1
mopinko Jul 2022 #2
Aristus Jul 2022 #3
Blue Owl Jul 2022 #4
Goonch Jul 2022 #5
quaint Jul 2022 #7
usonian Jul 2022 #6

Response to BlueGreenLady (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2022, 10:22 AM

1. Lovely. Thanks.

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Response to BlueGreenLady (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2022, 10:45 AM

2. nobody does alone like hopper. he must have fit his times well.

usually, sad does not sell. i had ppl tell me my work was depressing, even tho that was rarely something is put into it, bittersweet maybe. struggle. but a lot of madonnas, smarmy i always say. but i never sold a damn thing.
i walked through a big art expo here one year and there were sexy nudes and simple line painting of nudes, most w prices double the rest, everywhere. and i just thought sexy is what sells.
shortly thereafter, i hung up my brushes.

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Response to BlueGreenLady (Original post)

Sun Jul 24, 2022, 11:39 AM

3. Embracing the solitude. That describes it perfectly.

For all that critics charge Hopper's paintings with feelings of isolation, alienation, loneliness, lack of fulfilment, urban ennui, etc, I just always equated them with (mostly) pleasant solitude.

His most famous painting, "Night Hawks", is constantly described as a pastiche of urban isolation and emotional detachment,. living life surrounded daily by millions of total strangers you will never know personally. I initially, and still to some degree today, saw the work as a moment frozen in time, a bright oasis of light, warmth, and uncomplicated companionship in a dark deserted city neighborhood. Why Hopper's painting fill others with foreboding, I'll never know; I always feel calm and relaxed when looking at them.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 24, 2022, 12:48 PM

4. That painting always makes me crave a cup of coffee...

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Response to BlueGreenLady (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 10:39 AM

5. 👇

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Response to Goonch (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 05:26 PM

7. Whoa

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Response to BlueGreenLady (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 04:09 PM

6. Holy Cow! That painting reminded me immediately of a scene from "The Sting"

Which came first?

Johnny Hooker and Loretta Salino, lonely people.

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