The work of Edward Hopper is embossed with the depth and emptiness of American small towns in the first third of the 20th century. Hopper was never in submission with ordinary art style and flow of art. But he painted always fascinated, figurative snapshots of the American society. Superficial for him was the realism, not the abstraction. At Posterlounge you find for your home gallery a selection of Hoppers most important works.
The most important picture of Hopper is the picture “Nighthawks”, also known as “night owl”. It was painted in 1942 and is an expression for loneliness because of the design and also the topic. The partly strong and mostly dusky colours, as well as the contrast of light and dark expresses the soul life of the portrayed figures. His early work displayed superficial the contrast between light and shadow. In his later works he is focused to the colour contrast.
Hopper didn’t want to bend himself the trend for abstraction, so he didn’t get the acceptance he deserved until his death. He made his living doing illustration and died 1967 in New York.