Light at Two Lights (1927) by Edward Hopper

Light at Two Lights - Edward Hopper - 1927

Artwork Information

TitleLight at Two Lights
ArtistEdward Hopper
MediumWatercolor on paper
Dimensions14 x 20 inches
Art MovementNew Realism
Current LocationMontgomery Musuem of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL, US

About Light at Two Lights

The artwork titled “Light at Two Lights” was created by Edward Hopper in 1927. This piece is executed in watercolor on paper and exemplifies the New Realism art movement. It measures 14 x 20 inches and can be classified within the cityscape genre. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery, Alabama, United States, is the current custodian of this artwork.

“Light at Two Lights” is a serene depiction of a lighthouse, captured with the meticulous attention to light and shadow characteristic of Edward Hopper’s style. The composition centers on the stark white lighthouse standing firm against the sky, with its intricate details and textures meticulously rendered. Adjacent to the lighthouse is a house, sharing the same pristine white color, suggesting their functional relationship and unified presence on the landscape. The use of watercolor imbues the piece with a sense of luminosity and subtlety, showcasing Hopper’s skill in handling the medium to convey the quietude of the scene. The artwork’s clean lines and clear forms denote the solidity and stillness of the architecture, hinting at the isolation often felt in Hopper’s works. With an economy of detail, Hopper captures the essence of the scene, evoking contemplation and introspection amongst viewers.

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