Edward Hopper

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Edward Hopper

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Many of Edward Hopper's artworks are quite subjective to him. This means that they correlate to his own personal experiences within his life. The colours, tones and textures that he uses are also directly linked to the emotions he felt whilst painting his artworks.


Edward Hopper

The artwork cited is called "Girl at Sewing Machine" https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Edward_Hopper_-_Girl_at_a_Sewing_Machine_(1921).jpg- portrays a young girl sitting at a sewing machine facing a window on a beautiful sunny day.- painted as an oil on canvas - painted in 1921 - it's dimensions are 48cm x 46cm - painted in mediocre tones of browns, tans, yellows, whites and light pale blues.


AUDIENCEThe artwork is located in Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. The subject matter has inspired authors such as Mary Leader who based the ideas of the artwork on a poem, which uses the same name.

The 1920's in the United States of America was a time where the country encountered a brief economic recession at the start of the 1920s, which was primarily due to World War I and the expenses spent on the resources etc. This explains why the painting of the girl shows her sewing as during this time, people across the world were affected by increased rates of unemployment and decreasing capital. But, as the decade moved on, America began the age of consumerism.



Edward Hopper was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally successful as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. He was born in 1882, in New York City, New York into a family who encouraged his art career. He studied in art schools across the world whether if it was in furniture, architectural or creative arts. Edward Hopper's main style of painting is impressionism, where both in his urban and rural landscapes are refelectant of his personal vision of modern American life. His subject matters are of two main ideas: one-common featue of American life and two-the landscapes of life



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