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Edward Hopper’s world was New York, and he understood that city more than most people. He understood that, even though you may live in one of the most crowded and busy cities on earth, it is still possible to feel entirely alone.
This painting, was completed on January 21st, 1942, just weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbour and America’s entry into World War two.
That’s not to say the war was a direct influence, but the feeling of dread many Americans had, surely infused the painting.
Afraid of air raid attacks, New York had blackout drills, and lights were dimmed in public spaces. Streets emptied out and Hopper’s city was effectively dark, and silent.
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Edward Hopper Masterpieces of Art by Rosalind Ormiston
Edward Hopper: Portraits of America by Wieland Schmied
Edward Hopper: The Art and the Artist by Gail Levin
Simon Schama - The Power of Art
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Edward Hopper and his father Garret in the backyard of their home in Nyack. Courtesy of The Arthayer R. Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust.