Girl at a Sewing Machine (1921) by Edward Hopper

Girl at a Sewing Machine - Edward Hopper - 1921

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TitleGirl at a Sewing Machine
ArtistEdward Hopper
Dimensions46 x 48 cm
Art MovementNew Realism
Current LocationThyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

About Girl at a Sewing Machine

The artwork “Girl at a Sewing Machine” was crafted by Edward Hopper in 1921, using oil on canvas. It stands as an iconic piece within the genre painting category, representing the New Realism movement. The painting’s dimensions are 46 by 48 centimeters, and it is part of the ‘Window’ paintings series. Currently, the piece is housed at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain.

This particular work showcases a young girl engrossed in her sewing, as light streams through the window beside her, underscoring Hopper’s mastery of lighting and ambiance. In the room, an intimate setting is revealed, centered around the girl who is positioned at a sewing machine. The warmth of the sunlight contrasts with the cool exterior, highlighted by the shadows cast across the interior space. The painting exhibits a tranquil domestic scene, imbued with a sense of quietude and the private nature of everyday life.

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