Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Window Views #16




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Welcome again to Window Views. The painting above caught my eye and I thought "Edward Hopper." But of course it wasn't. As a matter of fact it wasn't even signed.

The marvelous shadows enter the room through a near door (which I at first didn't realize) and the other shadow is through a WINDOW in a living rood or bedroom.

My biggest question became "If I went out that door how deep is the drop to the first step?" And then I laughed.



Just so you see what I mean by the painting looking like an Edward Hopper print, here's a Hopper:

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Yup! there it is called Rooms by the Sea, 1951 by Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper was an American painter and printmaker best remembered for his eerily realistic depictions of solitude in contemporary American life. While most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. For several years he worked as a commercial artist, but he also continued painting in New York City and Massachusetts.

Now of course it bothers me that I missed the signature. It must be someplace on the print!


~WELCOME HOME LAURA LING AND EUNA LEE, AMERICAN JOURNALISTS WHO WERE FREED FROM NORTH KOREA THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF AL GORE, BILL CLINTON, HILARY CLINTON, AND THE ENTIRE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.~


18 comments:

Jan said...

Mary, it was probably covered by the matting. Poor picture framing, nothing wrong with you. Love you photo of it, too.

Sara said...

It looks identical to me, except perhaps for some tones in the colors...

yes, how deep IS that first step?? LOL

Dianne said...

I love Hopper
I have some posters of his work

great photos

Lew said...

Eerily close to a Hopper! I imagine a lot of artists imitated his style (and subjects). I used to see a lot of his work, but have not seen any lately, but then I haven't been in art museums recently.

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

That is a really cool picture!! And it purrfect! We are back!! Mom has been working on getting our house ready to sell!! Probably won't be till after it's sold that we'll be back to normal!!
Your FL furiends,

Gattina said...

Apparently the artist tried to copy Hopper's style !

kaye said...

at any rate it is a very soothing painting, I love the play of light on the walls and the view of the ocean out the door

Mar said...

If it is a copy, it is a great one anyways!! thanks for introducing this artist to me, I will look for more :)

Jientje said...

I love it, and I love the angle you used to make that picture! I had never heard of Hopper before, it's always nice to learn something new.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

I hadn't thought about Edward Hopper in decades but I remember being fascinated by his work. I'm glad this bit of serendipity brought him to mind today. Thanks ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Pagan Sphinx said...

I love it! I'm a Hopper fan, too. Great job with the photograph and the comparison!

I have art related windows, too. Come see!

Mo said...

It doesn't look like the best print job - the signature was probably cut off on the bottom.
I love it that you can see a lesser-known work by an artist and recognize it.
I could probably do that with old shots of soap opera actors - see a pic and tell you what show they were on back in the 70's and 80's - yes, that's my claim to fame!
LoL
Anyway --- today my window pic @ It's A Blog Eat Blog World is from a cemetery photo shoot I did on Sunday.
Sorry I missed Sepia Scenes this week - I've had a killer headache for a couple days.
Hope all is well with you (oh - and your DOE-WAH-JACK postcard is in the mail!!!)
~ Mo

♥ Kathy♥ said...

Mary I really like that painting. Great post. =)

SandyCarlson said...

Delightful post, Mary. I love Hopper. I came to know of his work through a beloved uncle. As a young girl, I felt the loneliness in his work. Even now, his work just tears me up. Beautiful, though. Such an articulate artist.

Paz said...

very nice painting. looks realistic. yes, welcome to the freed journalists!

paz

video surveillance said...

I didn't realize at first it was a copy, it's pretty well done!!

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