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10 amazing realistic oil paintings by Edward Hopper

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.

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45 Comments
Ann Carlson
I love his work. Nighthawks is my favorite. Alone and loneliness seems to be his themes.
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Jul 22, 2016 8:25PM
deborahpmercer
His pictures are so atmospheric. I actually know a hotel here in the UK that looks not wholly unlike the house by the railroad.
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Sep 29, 2020 2:37AM
Jim Redden
film noir on canvas.
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Jan 31, 2017 11:33PM
Annemarie Latimer
Early Sunday Morning is one of my favorites.
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Oct 17, 2016 8:33PM
David Cass
Like most of America, I like the "Nighthawks" piece the most. They're all beautiful, intriguing, and serve as a statement of America as it was then, the very early years of the twentieth century. Very stirring.
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Aug 2, 2016 1:16PM
William Laughlin
You are comparing apples to oranges. Warhol was a Pop artist. Hopper was a realist painter. His style might be described as "soft" realism, using simplified shapes and details. He used saturated color to heighten contrast and create the somber mood he is famous for. Both were standouts in their own way.
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Jul 31, 2016 12:28PM
William Laughlin
Helen Graham Art speaks to each of us in different ways. Some like the melancholy atmosphere, the geometry, or the somberness of the colors, the moments frozen in time, or the subject matter. You need to broaden your view of what art is. Sometimes it is joyful, but it can be jolting, sad, an expression of violence, or a political statement. As long as it speaks to you in some way, it is art. Learn to appreciate how the artist moved you, even toward depression. There is an art to his ability to make you feel.
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Jul 31, 2016 12:03PM
William Laughlin
Kat Frederick Art speaks to each of us in different ways. Some like the melancholy atmosphere, the geometry, or the somberness of the colors, the moments frozen in time, or the subject matter. You need to broaden your view of what art is. Sometimes it is joyful, but it can be jolting, sad, an expression of violence, or a political statement. As long as it speaks to you in some way, it is art. Learn to appreciate how the artist moved you, even toward depression. There is an art to his ability to make you feel.
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Jul 31, 2016 12:02PM
Nicole Toma-Tolman
Yeah, Nighthawks and Gas are my favorites. I like his style... solitude is my thing.
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Jul 27, 2016 3:47AM
DannyBoy
Iconic.
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Jul 25, 2016 1:33AM
Melanie K. Anzalone
Love...Love...Love his work.
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Jul 23, 2016 5:36PM
Tom McPherson
i liked his landscapes the most
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Jul 23, 2016 3:04PM
Debbie Kuegler
#10 is also reflective of current social situations - just add cell phones
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Jul 23, 2016 2:40PM
Betty Young
Awesome
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Jul 23, 2016 2:16PM
Kat Frederick
Kat Frederick
Helen Graham...I, totally, agree with you! I see no joy, in them, what-so-ever! They depress me, too! How anyone can think these Paintings are beautiful, or makes them feel good, is beyond me. :(
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Jul 23, 2016 11:49AM
Brendan Canning
Beautiful
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Jul 23, 2016 7:53AM

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