Early Sunday Morning, by Edward Hopper (1930)

Early Sunday Morning - Edward Hopper - 1930

Artwork Information

TitleEarly Sunday Morning
ArtistEdward Hopper
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions35 x 60 in.
Art MovementNew Realism
Current LocationWhitney Museum of American Art, New York

About Early Sunday Morning

“Early Sunday Morning” is an evocative oil on canvas painting by Edward Hopper, completed in the year 1930. It exemplifies the New Realism art movement and depicts a cityscape scene, rendered in a palette that emphasizes the interplay of light and shadow. The artwork spans dimensions of 35 x 60 inches and is currently housed within the esteemed collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, located in New York.

The artwork showcases a row of commercial buildings basked in the soft, diffused light of early morning. The viewer’s eye is drawn to the warm hues of red and orange of the upper-story façades bathed in sunlight, contrasting with the deeper, shadowed tones of the shops below. The scene is devoid of active human presence, save for indistinct figures and a solitary barber’s pole that stands in stark prominence. Emptiness and a poignant silence seem to pervade the streetscape, suggestive of a quiet moment in the city before the day fully begins. The painting is perhaps a commentary on solitude within the urban environment, a theme commonly associated with Hopper’s work. The meticulously depicted architectural details and the nuanced portrayal of light reflect the artist’s meticulous observation and his ability to impart a sense of stillness and introspection.

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