The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum from Madrid has an exhibition on American artist Edward Hopper opened. It will be open from June 12 to September 16, 2012 and brings together a selection of 73 works by the American author.
According to the organizers, the exhibition has the “widest and most ambitious selection of Edward Hopper's work”That has never been seen in Europe. The works come from major museums and artistic institutions such as the MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover or the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia Some private collectors have also collaborated in providing content to this exhibition, which features 14 works from the legacy of Josephine N. Hopper, wife of the painter.
The exhibition, which organizes the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and will move to Paris from September, analyzes the evolution of Hopper in two large chapters. The first of them begins with his time at Robert Henri's studio at the New York School of Art and continues with his training period. In this chapter there are also pieces by other artists who had a decisive influence on his work. They stand out among them George Bellows, Félix Valloton, Walter Sickert, Albert Marquet or Edgar Degas. The second epoch focuses on what Hopper carried out during his maturity and, at the same time, reviews his artistic career chronologically, dividing it by themes and highlighting the most recurrent ones.
The last room of the exhibition is a kind of film set where the American filmmaker Ed Lachman has made a three-dimensional recreation of “Morning Sun", a Hopper's 1952 artwork. In it, she tries to investigate the capacity of images to connect with the viewer's thoughts and emotions, establishing a visual narrative very close to cinema. Lachman thus succeeds in establishing an interesting example of how the cinema influenced Hopper and vice versa.
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