Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Edward Hopper

I save the first part of the assignment but can't find it now..(It has been more than two months since I have saved the file .....)

1. Edward Hopper started making prints at 1915

2. Robert Henri taught Hopper etching

3. The artists in Henri’s group were enthralled by the vibrant pulse of the city’s parks, nightspots, and street life

1. Because this style also reflected a desire to create a distinctly American aesthetic rooted in shared national experience.

2. Precisionism was an artistic movement that emerged in the United States after World War I and was at its height during the inter-War period. It Characterized by crisp lines, hard-edged geometric shapes, and flat planes of color, the style embodied the sense of order, logic, and purity often associated with science and the machine.

3. Charles Demuth and Charles Sheeler

4. Hopper neither counted himself among the Precisionists nor did he share their optimistic embrace of industry and its hard-edged aesthetic.

5. his work of the period shares certain affinities with theirs. For Hopper, as for the Precisionists, architecture offered a springboard for exploring formal geometries and light effects.

1. By the end of the 1920s, a number of American artists began retreating to the countryside in search of a reprieve from the commotion and chaos of modern urban life

2. Hopper and his wife, Jo, began spending summers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

3. His first show was at 1924

4. American scene painting was the name of the art movement founded by Hopper and his friend Charles Burchfield.

5. They tried to depict a way of life that was rapidly being abandoned as more and more of the population moved to urban centers in their art using landscape and architecture as a subject.

6. Hopper and Burchfield tried to capture the sturdy individualism at the heart of the American ethos, particularly during the hardships of the Great Depression.

1. The despair of the Great Depression was countered by the proliferation of popular entertainment as movies, music, and dance halls which offered distraction and solace from the period’s hardships.

2. The Social Realists is both the vitality and the drama of urban life in the 1930s are captured in the work of the New York painters.

3. They tried to capture distraction and solace from the period’s hardship in their paintings.

4. Hopper’s painting was different from others because Hopper’s depictions of city life were often associated with those of the Social Realists

5. Hopper uses the city to explore moments of solitude, transforming scenes of everyday life into epic statements about the human condition that continue to resonate with us today.

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