Course Code: SEH03B21
Start Date: 09/08/2021Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 1
Edward Hopper’s paintings have been described as ‘portraits of loneliness’, but they are much more than that. Someone once described them as ‘boredom made luminous’. Hopper first picked up a brush at the age of ten. He studied at art school, was an illustrator and visited Paris. Later in life Hopper said that he was ‘still an impressionist.’ At the same time Hopper managed to produce an authentic American art. His ambition was to ‘paint sunlight on a wall’. Light, colour and strong composition were Hopper’s way of showing America to itself. This three day course will look at how Hopper became an artist, his stormy relationship with his wife Jo and some recurring features of his paintings which show him to be more of a modernist than the realist he is often claimed to be.