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15 January 2020'All the Lonely People' - The Work of the American Realist Edward Hopper
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'All the Lonely People' - The Work of the American Realist Edward Hopper Stella Grace Lyons Wednesday 15 January 2020

Hopper was a painter of loneliness and melancholy; from solitary figures in offices, motel rooms and diners, to deserted towns. He portrayed a changing America and the isolation of the individual in the modern city. His works are visually stunning; characterised by striking colours, cinematic and cropped compositions which heighten tension. Flooded with light, his paintings expose detached figures and create a mood of eerie uneasiness. This talk considers some of his most arresting works, including ‘The Nighthawks’, ‘Gas’ and ‘Automat’.