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    Hopper loved to go to the movies, saying when he wasn’t in the mood for painting he would just go to the movies. As a result film became a stylistic inspiration for him, especially in Film Noir, which helped c

    The Great American Artist Edward Hopper

    Hopper loved to go to the movies, saying when he wasn’t in the mood for painting he would just go to the movies. As a result film became a stylistic inspiration for him, especially in Film Noir, which helped...

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    • Hi Jacob. My name is Pamela and I am an English teacher in the Bronx. I enjoyed reading your post “The Great American Artist Edward Hopper” because I have always loved Hopper’s paintings and I completely see his influence on movies and how movies influenced him. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “As a result film became a stylistic inspiration for him, especially in Film Noir, which helped create the world of loneliness, isolation, and quiet anguish found in his work.” I think this is insightful because all three qualities not only describe Hopper’s work and much noir film, the qualities describe the emotions that draws so many of us to the work. Personally, not only do I identify with the loneliness, isolation, and anguish in the paintings but I want so much to know the stories behind the places depicted. Hopper rarely includes people in his paintings and when he does they are rarely connecting to each other (like the way people in the diner in Nighthawks do not connect) and/or their features are vague. Despite this, the paintings are filled with human feeling and these imply many possibly imagined back stories. Another sentence that I liked was “During production of Force of Evil (1948), director Abraham Polonsky brought his cinematographer George Barnes, one of the greatest at the time, to an exhibition of Hopper’s and told him “That’s what I want this picture to look like”. This stood out for me for two reasons. The first is that I find it exciting when a work of art influences another work of art wether they are the same medium — say, painting — or different mediums — say novels and symphonies. The second reason this stood out for me is that I’ve never seen Force of Evil and now I want to watch it. Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was in Gloucester, Massachusetts and I saw a big house up on a hill and it reminded me of a Hopper painting. Afterwards I found out that Hopper had spent time in Gloucester and maybe he was inspired by the very house. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I am always interested in the intersection of art forms.

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    Edward Hopper originally trained as an illustrator but then focused on painting between 1901 to 1906 under the watch of Robert Henri, from the Ashcan school. After that he travelled to Europe three times, but

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    Edward Hopper originally trained as an illustrator but then focused on painting between 1901 to 1906 under the watch of Robert Henri, from the Ashcan school. After that he travelled to Europe three times, but wasn’t influenced by the...

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  • Yulisa, I think your post is very informative. I think the issue of tenure is one that is really interesting, and that there’s a belief it’s given way to easily and without reason, and just encourages mediocre teacher. I personally agree with these views, and there are a lot of articles that you might find interesting. Here’s a pro-con article…Read More

  • Loreanny, your interpretation of the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” was very interesting, and I love your comments about the racism. I think it’s very neat to see how seemingly nice people can secretly be horrible racists, just because you haven’t seen them interact with people of different colors. More recently, the KKK has actually been trying to…Read More

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    Edward Hopper’s work is ingrained in American Imagination. They have a paradoxical conflict in the depicting of the ordinary with the desire for a profound vision, with mundane object so simply depicting their g

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    Edward Hopper’s work is ingrained in American Imagination. They have a paradoxical conflict in the depicting of the ordinary with the desire for a profound vision, with mundane object so simply depicting their geometry they almost become abstract, and...

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