Thursday, September 1, 2011

ART LOVE: Cape Cod Afternoon by Edward Hopper

Image © 2006 Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

When I think of Hopper I think of Nighthawks (below) which he painted in 1942 however when I was browsing images of his work this afternoon I came across this one (above) and it really caught my eye. This was painted in 1936 and is in the collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art (if you'd like to read what they wrote about the painting, click here). I thought the composition was beautiful. The surface of the walls is spectacular. I especially quite like the handling of the building in the foreground. The bits of sky poking through the porch posts and tree on the right is delicious. And that triangle of light hitting the corner of the dormer midway in the painting is beautifully seen! It is 34"x50".


I went looking through a lot of his paintings today and this 




6 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I just love Hopper and am always delighted when viewers see 'Hopper-esque' qualities in my work.

Kathy Cousart said...

I enjoyed learning about Hopper and will have to go pursue the rest of his collection. That is what is so fun about this art world- sharing and learning through each other. Love the big painting of Cape Cod Afternoon at the beginning. Beautiful!

Susan Roux said...

Where is the rest of your story? I wanted to continue reading...

Barbara M. said...

Hi Kim,

I love Hopper too, and this painting is wonderful. I saw some Hoppers at the Met in New York, and stood transfixed at the things that come through to a painter. His hand, how he's used his brushes. I was quite moved.

Thanks for this.

XO Barbara

Art Collector's Corner said...

love your bottle paintings!

Nicki said...

Cape Cod Afternoon is a fantastic painting, Kim. Chartreuse... he is a man after my own heart. ;o)

I love your ArtLove posts. Thank you!