The Monhegan Boat (1918) by Edward Hopper

The Monhegan Boat - Edward Hopper - 1918

Artwork Information

TitleThe Monhegan Boat
ArtistEdward Hopper
Dimensions17.78 x 22.9 cm
Art MovementNew Realism
Current LocationMuseum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, MA, US

About The Monhegan Boat

“The Monhegan Boat” is a sketch and study artwork created by the renowned American artist Edward Hopper in 1918. Employing pen and ink as the medium, Hopper crafted this piece as a representation of the New Realism art movement. The artwork measures 17.78 by 22.9 centimeters and is part of the collection at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

The artwork invites viewers to observe a scene taking place on a boat, with individuals positioned within the confines of the vessel. Their forms are defined with decisive, yet flowing strokes, delving into the realm of realism that Hopper is well-known for. The sea and sails in the background suggest the motion inherent in such a maritime setting, while the figures themselves appear engaged in varied states of activity and repose, some turning towards each other, conversing or contemplating the journey. The composition focuses on the interplay of light and shadow as well as the intricacies of texture, embracing the energies of travel and the tranquility of shared silence among voyagers.

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