Stairway at 48 rue de Lille, Paris (1906) by Edward Hopper

Stairway at 48 rue de Lille, Paris - Edward Hopper - 1906

Artwork Information

TitleStairway at 48 rue de Lille, Paris
ArtistEdward Hopper
Date1906
Mediumoil,panel
Dimensions33 x 23.5 cm
Art MovementNew Realism
Current LocationWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY, US
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About Stairway at 48 rue de Lille, Paris

The artwork “Stairway at 48 rue de Lille, Paris” was created by artist Edward Hopper in 1906. This piece, executed in oil on panel, measures 33 x 23.5 cm and falls within the New Realism movement. The genre of the artwork is interior, and it is currently housed in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, NY, US.

The painting depicts an indoor staircase scene with strong use of light and shadow that creates a sense of depth and solidity. The foreground shows the turning of the staircase accentuated by the baluster and railing, which leads the viewer’s eye upward. The play of light on the steps provides a warm atmosphere and highlights the meticulous detail and the quiet stillness typically associated with Hopper’s work. The viewer is invited to experience a moment of quiet contemplation, characteristic of Hopper’s poignant studies of everyday scenes.

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