South Truro Church (1930) by Edward Hopper

South Truro Church - Edward Hopper - 1930

Artwork Information

TitleSouth Truro Church
ArtistEdward Hopper
Art MovementNew Realism
Current LocationPrivate Collection
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About South Truro Church

The artwork “South Truro Church” is a creation of Edward Hopper completed in the year 1930, employing the medium of oil on canvas. This piece is representative of the New Realism art movement, and it falls under the genre of landscape. “South Truro Church” is currently housed within a private collection.

Depicting the serene and solitary essence of an American landscape, the artwork presents a view of a church building in South Truro. The church stands prominently against an expansive sky, its architecture simple yet striking. Hopper’s use of light and shadow emphasizes the geometric shapes and provides the church with a sense of solidity and weight. The sky, painted in muted tones, complements the earthy colors of the church and the barren ground upon which it resides. The artwork exudes an atmosphere of tranquility and isolation, evoking a contemplative mood that is often characteristic of Hopper’s work. The absence of human figures in the scene adds to the sense of quietude and timelessness captured by the artist.

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