Road in Maine (1914) by Edward Hopper

Road in Maine - Edward Hopper - 1914

Artwork Information

TitleRoad in Maine
ArtistEdward Hopper
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions20.3 x 25.4 cm
Art MovementNew Realism
Current LocationWhitney Museum of American Art, New York

About Road in Maine

“Road in Maine” is an oil on canvas artwork by Edward Hopper, created in the year 1914. This work can be associated with the New Realism art movement and exemplifies the landscape genre with its dimensions measuring 20.3 by 25.4 cm. The painting is housed in the Whitney Museum of American Art located in New York.

The artwork captures a serene and rural landscape, likely inspired by the terrain and ambience of Maine. The painting presents a winding road that meanders through a rolling terrain, characterized by subdued and earthy tones. Prominent within the composition are telephone poles that stand along the path, their linear forms juxtaposing with the organic shapes of the land, suggesting a gentle incursion of human presence into the natural world. The palette is dominated by muted greens and yellows, creating a sense of warmth under what appears to be the soft light of either early morning or late afternoon. Hopper’s brushwork is visible, lending texture to the scene and evoking the fleeting quality of light and shadow. There is a harmonic balance between the elements of nature and the hints of man-made structures, which is emblematic of Hopper’s contemplative approach to capturing the American landscape.

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