Edward Hopper, renowned as one of the greatest American painters of the 20th century, was fascinated by light and shadow. His paintings—New England landscapes, cityscapes, interiors—all carried a sense of stillness, capturing a moment in time. The figures that appear in his paintings, whether or not they are alone, seem to be in their own solitary worlds, contemplative, bathed in sunshine or dimly lit. This book of postcards presents an overview of Hopper’s masterpieces, including such iconic works as Nighthawks<>/em>, Automat, Ground Swell, and Cape Cod Evening, among many others.
30 color reproductions bound in a handy postcard collection
• Mail the postcards, or keep the book for your own collection
• Decorate your office or dorm room with a wall of images
• Informative introductory text
• Backs of postcards offer enough room for short messages
• Perforated for easy removal
• Oversized postcards may require additional postage
• Pomegranate’s books of postcards feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world
Book: 6.875 x 4.75 x .375 in.
Postcard: 6.5 x 4.75 in.
Edward Hopper’s distinctive oil paintings convey subtle emotion sometimes construed as loneliness. Often, a single figure populates a scene, imparting a sense of silence. (Hopper himself did not talk much. A friend of his reported, “Hopper had no small talk; he was famous for his monumental silences.”) Still, Hopper (American, 1882–1967) maintained that his interest lay in capturing light rather than conveying a mood. Among his influences were the Ashcan School of gritty realism and Impressionism, whose use of outdoor light he admired. Hopper sold his first piece at the 1913 Armory Show. Ten years passed before he sold another, but in the following year, when he exhibited at a New York gallery, his work sold out and established his reputation. For most of his roughly 60-year career, Hopper divided his time between New York and New England. He is recognized as one of the 20th century’s greatest realists.
I really like my Pomegranite postcards of Edward Hopper's artwork. They are high quality printing on heavy cardstock...perfect for my use.
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