Edward Hopper and Winslow Homer at the Art Institute of Chicago

In 2008, The Art Institute of Chicago will be putting on an exhibit of Edward Hopper (with a bonus exhibit of Winslow Homer going on as well). Here’s an idea of what you will see regarding Hopper:

The exhibition will be arranged chronologically and thematically, focusing on the work he executed in Gloucester and Truro, Massachusetts, Maine, and New York. Approximately 50 oils and 30 watercolors, together with literature and history of the artist’s own time, will show Hopper’s place in the tradition of American realism and modernism. Edward Hopper and its companion exhibition, Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light, will provide a survey of the American realist tradition and chart the growth of modern subject matter—from Homer, America’s first modernist, to Hopper, the nation’s best known 20th-century realist.

One response to “Edward Hopper and Winslow Homer at the Art Institute of Chicago

  1. Edward Hopper and Winslow Homer are two of the best American artists in recent times, i think.

    Although best known for his oil paintings, there was an exhibition about Homer’s watercolors as well, quite recently.

    Nighthawks by Edward Hopper is a painting that i still find enchanting even having loved it for years, and is perhaps his best.

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