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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Edward Hopper at Fondation de l'Hermitage in Lausanne, Switzerland

In collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Hermitage Foundation in Lausanne, Switzerland, brings to the public a collection of 160 works by Edward Hopper, one of the most famous artists of the XX century.
Curated by Carter Foster, the exhibition includes sketches, oil paintings, illustrations, etchings and watercolours, and has the purpose of showing Hopper's artistic development, from an illustrator and printmaker in the early 1900's to his recognition has a major artist.
The influence of Europe is evident on his works, such as "Soir Bleu" (1914), with scenes of Paris and social life assuming particular importance.
After his stay in Paris between 1906 and 1910, he goes to live in New York, earning his living as an illustrator and producing etchings and watercolours, many of urban scenes of Paris and New York.
Edward Hopper starts focusing his attention on rural landscapes and Americal urban architecture, painting famous works like "Cobb’s Barns" (1930-1933) and "New York Interior" (1921)
Well known by his architectural scenes, namely of american diners, of which "Nighthawks (1942) is quite probably his most famous painting, Hopper also painted female nudes, such as the iconic "A Woman in the Sun" (1961)
Besides the 160 works, the exhibition includes a biographical and historical section, as well as a documentary film on the artist.
Visitors will also have the chance to watch Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, Jim Jarmusch's Stranger than Paradise and Wim Wender’s Don’t Come Knocking, among 17 screenings by filmmakers influenced by Hopper's scenes.
Edward Hopper at the Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne (Switzerland) is available for viewing until October 17, 2010.
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