Summer Interior (1909) by Edward Hopper

Summer Interior - Hopper, Edward - 1909 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleSummer Interior
ArtistEdward Hopper
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions24 x 29 inches
Art MovementNew Realism
Current LocationWhitney Museum of American Art, New York

About Summer Interior

Summer Interior is a painting by Edward Hopper that was created in 1909. The piece depicts a woman sitting on her bedroom floor, looking at the ground. Hopper’s art is characterized by his strong use of light and shadow, which is evident in this painting as well. The female figure’s pose conveys feelings of despondency and pain, which may be an expression of Hopper’s fantasies where vulnerable women are confined within domestic interiors.

Born in 1882, Hopper’s parents advised him to learn a practical trade initially. However, his passion for art led him to sell his first painting for $250 at the Armory show in New York in 1913. His paintings often depict women in isolation or portray melancholic scenes embodying a sense of alienation. Additionally, Summer Interior is part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s permanent collection.

Hopper’s etchings and artworks have been classified as New Realism due to their hyper-realistic portrayals emphasizing detail over stylization or abstraction. This masterpiece showcases a different yet powerful aspect of Hopper style that can draw attention to it while inspiring curiosity among art enthusiasts with its realistic portrayal of an emotional situation within an interior setting.

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