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Visited the VA Museum of Fine Arts today to experience Edward Hopper and a selected collection of his works on tour.  July 1882- May 1967.  Illustration major turned painting major.  Traveled the country  working for an American interest specific magazine focussing on hotels, tourist homes, etc during his early career.  Many people are familiar with 2 of his most famous works, even if they don't know the artists name.  Night Hawks and Early Sunday Morning.

This temporary exhibit focussed on this early illustration career, and many of his hotel-tourist home series. Many of his oil paintings often featured 1920-1940's era featured hotels, and tourist lodging homes. Lone figures in moments of sometimes mundane moments in daily life.  His strong line, strong use of light, and shadow, clean, simple forms are hallmarks of his style.  He also worked in watercolor, and printmaking mediums during his long, successful, and influential career.

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The 2 pics of the painting of the hotel room with the blond sitting on the bed, with the car thru the window, and the same image without the blond  is an interesting display.  The painting was re created as an actual space in the museum. The furniture, colors, luggage, car, and shadows are all re created to approximate the painting as closely as possible.  Donors paid big bucks to spend a night in the room, in the museum during the installations run time.

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On 2/20/2020 at 9:21 PM, Onboard 2.0 said:

Visited the VA Museum of Fine Arts today to experience Edward Hopper and a selected collection of his works on tour.  July 1882- May 1967.  Illustration major turned painting major.  Traveled the country  working for an American interest specific magazine focussing on hotels, tourist homes, etc during his early career.  Many people are familiar with 2 of his most famous works, even if they don't know the artists name.  Night Hawks and Early Sunday Morning.

This temporary exhibit focussed on this early illustration career, and many of his hotel-tourist home series. Many of his oil paintings often featured 1920-1940's era featured hotels, and tourist lodging homes. Lone figures in moments of sometimes mundane moments in daily life.  His strong line, strong use of light, and shadow, clean, simple forms are hallmarks of his style.  He also worked in watercolor, and printmaking mediums during his long, successful, and influential career.

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IMG_7769.jpg

IMG_7771.jpg

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The man himself

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IMG_7794.jpg

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The 2 pics of the painting of the hotel room with the blond sitting on the bed, with the car thru the window, and the same image without the blond  is an interesting display.  The painting was re created as an actual space in the museum. The furniture, colors, luggage, car, and shadows are all re created to approximate the painting as closely as possible.  Donors paid big bucks to spend a night in the room, in the museum during the installations run time.

Saw this show along with several other retrospectives--understood that this had a theme.  His models were oftentimes his wife but they always reminded me of mannequins.  I still really enjoy his paintings, especially how simple they appear. And he's a master with watercolor.  I found his notes really interesting because it shows that he worked from life or his memory rather than a camera.  You may like this site too: https://whitney.org/artists/621  or with listening guide https://whitney.org/audio-guides/16?language=english&type=general&night=false&page=1&stop=5

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On 2/20/2020 at 9:21 PM, Onboard 2.0 said:

This is his painting. The image below is the actual room they set up in the VMFA to re create it. There was a lottery for folks to spend a night in that room during the exhibits run.  Even when standing there it still looked like a painting, and not an actual room with the really amazing illumination tricks they used.

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