Edward Hopper in Europe

by | 21 Feb 2020 | Art – Literature

From January 26 till May 17, the Beyeler Foundation, based in Riehen, in the vicinity of Basel, presents a collection of works by Edward Hopper, one of the leading American painters of the 20th century.

She partnered to organize the exhibit with the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the major repository in the world of the artist’s work.

The exhibition brings together watercolors and oils from the 1910s to the 1960s, offering a wide and fascinating panorama of the multiple facets of Hopper’s work. With his interest in the impact of color and his virtuosity in the representation of light and shadow.

The central theme of the exhibition is provided by his iconic images of America’s immense natural and urban landscapes. This is an aspect rarely placed at the center of exhibitions devoted to Edward Hopper, but nevertheless key to understanding his work and his reception.

Iconography :, “Two Or Three Things I Know About Edward Hopper”, a 3D film presented at the exhibition, by renowned director and photographer Wim Wenders, inspired by Edward Hopper’s “American spirit” (2020)