Sun in an Empty Room (1963) by Edward Hopper

Sun in an Empty Room - Edward Hopper - 1963

Artwork Information

TitleSun in an Empty Room
ArtistEdward Hopper
Art MovementNew Realism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Sun in an Empty Room

The artwork “Sun in an Empty Room” by Edward Hopper was created in 1963 using oil on canvas as the medium. It belongs to the New Realism art movement and is categorized under the interior genre. This work is part of Hopper’s ‘Window’ paintings series and is currently housed in a private collection.

The painting depicts an unadorned room bathed in the warm, golden light of the sun. The room appears to be devoid of any furniture or human presence, accentuating its emptiness and evoking a sense of solitude. The stark geometry of the room, defined by clean architectural lines and sharp shadows, gives form to the interior space. A prominent window on the right side of the canvas offers a view to the outside world, contrasting the interior’s stillness with the implication of life beyond its walls. The quality of light entering through the window suggests a particular time of day, perhaps late afternoon, when the sun casts elongated shadows and imbues the scene with a sense of transience. Despite its simple composition, the artwork captures a poignant moment of quietude, inviting contemplation of space, light, and the emotional resonance of vacant environments.

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