Edward Hopper: Inner and Outer Worlds (Hardcover)

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Edward Hopper: Inner and Outer Worlds (Hardcover)

By Stefan Koja (Editor)


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Edward Hopper and the Old Masters—​a new look at the American artist.

Edward Hopper (1882–1967) is one of the most renowned American artists of the twentieth century, known for his distinctive renderings of urban life. Through his scenes of everyday life, he opened a window into his own emotions and thoughts. This publication offers a fresh look at Hopper’s oeuvre and analyzes it in dialogue with works by the Old Masters.
Central to this catalog are points of intersection between the works of Hopper and those of artists such as Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675). Both artists depicted figures in scenes of solitude that allow the viewer a glimpse into the subject’s inner life, such as in Hopper’s Morning Sun, 1952, and Vermeer’s newly restored Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window. Although the paintings were created almost three hundred years apart and in different locations and cultural settings, they reveal intriguing similarities that go beyond resonant compositional aspects. Viewing Hopper’s work through this new lens, the pieces in this volume challenge traditional interpretations of the work of this American master.
Stephan Koja is the director of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden and the editor of many books, including The Most Beautiful Pastel Ever Seen.
Product Details ISBN: 9783777438580
ISBN-10: 3777438588
Publisher: Hirmer Publishers
Publication Date: July 15th, 2024
Pages: 144