House in Italian Quarter (1923) by Edward Hopper

House in Italian Quarter - Edward Hopper - 1923

Artwork Information

TitleHouse in Italian Quarter
ArtistEdward Hopper
Art MovementNew Realism

About House in Italian Quarter

The artwork, “House in Italian Quarter,” is a watercolor painting created by the artist Edward Hopper in 1923. It exemplifies the New Realism movement and falls within the landscape genre. The painting captures the essence of a day in a residential area with an authentic representation of the architecture and atmosphere of the time.

The artwork features a two-storied, yellow house with a prominent gabled roof and a smaller building beside it. The perspective is such that the viewer is observing the house at an angle, allowing visibility of both the front and a side of the house, which creates a sense of depth and dimensionality. The sunlight appears to cast shadows on the structure, which suggests the time of day is either in the morning or late afternoon.

Edward Hopper’s adept use of watercolors is evident in the vibrant yet naturalistic range of colors, especially in the house’s yellow siding and the blue of the sky that peeks above. The composition of the painting shows a contrast between the detailed depiction of the buildings and the more freely rendered foreground and background, employing looser strokes that seem to indicate vegetation and other structures in the area. This interplay between detail and abstraction is characteristic of Hopper’s style and adds to the overall atmosphere of the scene. With its clear light, precise color, and sharp shadows, the painting conveys a scene that is both specific in its locality and universal in its portrayal of quiet, everyday places.

Other Artwork from Edward Hopper

More New Realism Artwork

Scroll to Top