Sunlight on Brownstones (1956) by Edward Hopper

Sunlight on Brownstones - Edward Hopper - 1956

Artwork Information

TitleSunlight on Brownstones
ArtistEdward Hopper
Dimensions77.05 x 101.88 cm
Art MovementNew Realism
Current LocationWichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS, US

About Sunlight on Brownstones

The artwork titled “Sunlight on Brownstones” is the creation of artist Edward Hopper, completed in the year 1956. This oil on canvas painting exemplifies the New Realism art movement. The genre painting has dimensions of 77.05 by 101.88 cm and is part of the collection at the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kansas, United States.

“Sunlight on Brownstones” depicts a serene, urban scene where the play of light and shadow is a significant feature. The painting captures a moment in time on a bright day, highlighting the contrast between the warmly illuminated facade of the brownstone buildings and the calming shade provided by what appears to be a neighboring park or wooded area. Two figures, a man and a woman, are seemingly at ease as they pause on the steps of the brownstone, engrossed in a private moment. The woman is seated, looking off into the distance, while the man stands behind her, both bathed in natural light that accentuates the contours of their forms and the architectural details around them. The artwork conveys a sense of both stillness and quietude, inviting contemplation of the scene and the inner worlds of its subjects.

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