White House with Dormer Window (1923) by Edward Hopper

White House with Dormer Window - Edward Hopper - 1923

Artwork Information

TitleWhite House with Dormer Window
ArtistEdward Hopper
Art MovementNew Realism

About White House with Dormer Window

The artwork entitled “White House with Dormer Window” is a creation of Edward Hopper, dating back to 1923. Executed in the medium of watercolor, it is associated with the New Realism art movement and fits within the landscape genre. This piece showcases Hopper’s mastery in depicting American life and architecture through a realist lens.

The artwork captures a residential scene with a quiet, contemplative atmosphere. The white house that dominates the composition is traditional in style, featuring a gabled roof with a central dormer window. It is positioned slightly off-center, exhibiting Hopper’s keen interest in the interplay of light and shadow. Surrounding the house, other architectural elements are rendered with less detail, suggesting a contrast between the primary subject and its context.

Set against a backdrop of lush greenery, the white house projects a serene quality, typical of Hopper’s work. The attention to the subtleties of daylight hints at the time of day likely being either morning or afternoon, with shadows cast that add depth and form to the structures. The white picket fence adjacent to the house enhances the idyllic, almost nostalgic, depiction of American residential life.

Edward Hopper’s artistry is evident in the clear, clean lines, and the subdued yet nuanced color palette, which contributes to the overall tranquil and isolated mood of the artwork. This watercolor painting exemplifies Hopper’s capability to transform ordinary scenes into profound, contemplative works that evoke introspection and a sense of timeless stillness.

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