Edward Hopper (4)

Edward Hopper in his studio – 1948. The pot belly stove will be mentioned later on.

Two on the Aisle – 1927. The theatre is a returning subject in Hopper’s work.

Automat – 1927. Inspired by the rapidly developing fast food outlets.

Chop Suey – 1929. It is said that the woman is the painter’s wife, looking at herself. Note the identical hats.

Hotel Room – 1931. Did she just arrive or is she preparing to leave?

Room in New York – 1932. He reads the paper; she touches a piano key with her right index finger, seemingly bored.

Cape Cod Evening – 1939. Peaceful.

Gas (detail) – 1940. The era of automobiles is looming.

Office at Night – 1940. She is obviously ‘dressed to kill’. He pretends not to notice...

Girlie Show – 1941. Hopper had one female model: his wife. She had to stand up lengthy in the nude in front of the pot belly stove.

Nighthawks (detail) – 1942. Hopper’s most renowned work. This painting was immediately purchased by The Art Institute of Chicago – and is on display there ever since.