Night Windows (1928) by Edward Hopper

Night Windows - Edward Hopper - 1928

Artwork Information

TitleNight Windows
ArtistEdward Hopper
Dimensions86.36 x 73.66 cm
Art MovementNew Realism
Current LocationMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY, US

About Night Windows

“Night Windows” is an artwork by Edward Hopper, executed in 1928 using oil on canvas as the medium. It measures 86.36 x 73.66 cm and is considered part of the New Realism art movement. Depicting a cityscape, this piece belongs to Hopper’s series of ‘Window’ paintings and is currently housed at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, New York, United States.

The artwork captures the essence of urban isolation and voyeurism. It presents a darkened building facade featuring three windows that impart distinct narratives. The central window draws the viewer’s gaze into an interior scene where a figure bends in a seemingly mundane task, highlighted against the room’s warm, artificial light. The lit interiors contrast heavily with the dark and obscured exterior, suggesting the separation between private and public spheres. Hopper’s play with color, light, and perspective evokes a sense of solitude amidst the city’s cacophony, inviting contemplation on the unseen lives that unfold behind closed windows.

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