10 amazing realistic oil paintings by Edward Hopper 7/22/2016 • Gloria Vargas
Edward Hopper, a prominent American realist, was born on the 22nd of July, 1882. His masterpieces are well-known worldwide as unique and melancholic reflections of American life.
Do you remember, what life was like back in the 20th century? Edward Hopper was a painter who coped to capture the mood of the epoch, depicting various scenes, from typical American households to powerful and moody landscapes. The author's personal vision, mixed with extremely lifelike depictions, became the essence of Hopper's inimitable style and a kind of secret he would gladly share with us.
#1 People in the Sun
It's clear that these tourists are barely enjoying their experience. This painting may be a reflection of Hopper's personal attitude to the American West, its tough light and monumental landscapes.
#2 American Village
A realistic and atmospheric depiction of rural life.
#3 Blackhead, Monhegan
The painter found a lot of inspiration in this place.
#4 Summer Interior
Hopper always paid a lot of attention to the image of a woman in his works.
This masterpiece is the most famous Hopper's work. Its mood says it all.
#6 Girl at a Sewing Machine
Another woman's story, another story of solitude. And one of the many so-called "window paintings" by Hopper.
#7 The House by the Railroad
This painting inspired the look of the Bates house in Alfred Hitchcock's film 'Psycho'.
The painter coped to catch the spirit of the lonely American roads.
#9 Le Bistro or The Wine Shop
Though the composition of this painting is unusual and curious, everything seems to be on its right place. The scale of colors creates a remarkable atmosphere.
#10 Soir Bleu
These people are sitting together, at the same time avoiding each other. Isn't this canvas the most depressing one?
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