Hotel Window (1955) by Edward Hopper

Hotel Window - Edward Hopper - 1955

Artwork Information

TitleHotel Window
ArtistEdward Hopper
Art MovementNew Realism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Hotel Window

“Hotel Window,” created in 1955 by Edward Hopper, is an emblematic painting from the artist’s “Window” series. This oil on canvas is a genre painting that belongs to the New Realism art movement. The artwork, which is currently held in a private collection, exemplifies Hopper’s unique style and thematic exploration of solitude and contemplative silence.

The artwork portrays an interior scene with a woman seated on a sofa by a large window. The composition is marked by subtle tension and a pervading sense of introspection. A singular figure—the woman dressed in a vibrant red with a matching hat—is positioned off-center, gazing out of the window, seemingly lost in thought. The outside world is obscured by the darkness, contrasting with the interior illuminated by a warm artificial light coming from the lamp on the side table. The room is sparsely furnished, enhancing the feeling of isolation and the focus on the woman’s inner experience. The simplicity of the scene and the restrained use of color are representative of Hopper’s approach to capturing the essence of modern life’s quiet moments. The viewer is left to ponder the story behind the woman’s presence and her contemplative state, a narrative hallmark of Hopper’s work that encourages personal reflection and emotional resonance.

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