The Lee Shore (1941) by Edward Hopper

The Lee Shore - Edward Hopper - 1941

Artwork Information

TitleThe Lee Shore
ArtistEdward Hopper
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions71.76 x 109.22 cm
Art MovementSocial Realism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Lee Shore

“The Lee Shore” is an oil on canvas artwork created by the renowned artist Edward Hopper in 1941. This piece, measured at 71.76 cm by 109.22 cm, aligns with the Social Realism art movement and falls under the genre of a marina. The artwork is a part of a private collection.

The artwork depicts a serene coastal scene in which the sea takes on a voluminous role against the sky. Two sailboats are featured prominently; one is capsizing and its sailor is struggling to gain control, while the second, more stable, boat is closer to the shore, billowing with wind. On the right side of the artwork, there is a stately house, its facade crisp and detached, juxtaposed against the dynamism of the sea. The overall composition is characterized by a sense of quiet tension and a melancholic undercurrent typical of Hopper’s style, confronting the viewer with a snapshot of American life that conveys both beauty and isolation.

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