Paintings of the Week

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) was one of of the great portrait painters of small town America. His paintings look like movie stills – and his style is much imitated by cinematographers.  The movies Psycho and Blade Runner are both strongly influenced by Hopper’s style, even to the the point of echoing specific paintings. 

Hopper painted landscapes and seascapes, but his iconic pieces are cityscapes:  interior and exterior images of the places where we dwell.

Imagine a jazz saxophone in the background, and taste that cherry pie:

Night Hawks

Chop Suey

Hotel Room

Summer Interior

House by the Railroad: This was the inspiration for the house in Psycho.

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