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  |  24. January 2020

Edward Hopper 01.26.2020-05.17.2020

Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Morning, 1950 Öl auf Leinwand 86.7 x 102.3 cm Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation © Heirs of Josephine Hopper / 2019, ProLitteris, Zürich Foto: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gene Young

Edward Hopper, Gas, 1940 Öl auf Leinwand 66.7 x 102.2 cm The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund © Heirs of Josephine Hopper / 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich © 2019 Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York / Scala, Florence

Edward Hopper, Railroad Sunset, 1929 Öl auf Leinwand 74.5 x 122.2 cm Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest, Inv. N.: 70.1170. ©Heirs of Josephine Hopper / 2019, ProLitteris, Zürich Foto: © 2019. Digital image Whitney Museum of American Art / Licensed by Scala

In its spring exhibition 2020, the Fondation Beyeler is showing works by Edward Hopper (1882-1967), one of the most important American painters of the 20th century. Hopper was born in Nyack, New York. After training as an illustrator, he studied painting at the New York School of Art until 1906. In addition to his intensive study of German, French and Russian literature, painters such as Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, Gustave Courbet and Édouard Manet offered the young artist important points of reference. Although Hopper worked for a long time mainly as an illustrator, today he is best known for his oil paintings, which testify to his great interest in the effect of colour and his virtuosity in the representation of light and shadow. Hopper's paintings express his unique view of modern life: Gas stations, houses, bars, lighthouses and ships, but also interior views of apartments, hotels and cinemas. The few people who appear in his works often seem to look out of the paintings as if what "happens" in the paintings is not visible to the viewer. Invisible events seem to happen outside the painting. The exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler focuses on Hopper's iconic depictions of the infinite expanse of American landscape and cityscape. This is a theme that has hardly ever been the focus of exhibitions on Edward Hopper, but is of central importance for the understanding and reception of his work. The exhibition includes watercolors and oil paintings from the 1910s to the 1960s, thus providing a comprehensive and exciting insight into the multifaceted nature of Hopper's painting.

Hopper's artistic formal language developed independently of popular contemporary tendencies. His characteristic style of representation was not only of great influence on important contemporary painters such as Peter Doig; it also stood in an almost symbiotic relationship to the medium of film. Above all, Hopper's paintings provided inspiration for milestones in film such as Alfred Hitchcock's The Invisible Third (1959), Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas (1984) or Kevin Costner's The Dances with the Wolf (1990). As a further highlight, the 3D short film ‘Two or three things I know about Edward Hopper’ by renowned director and photographer Wim Wenders (Der Himmel über Berlin; Don't Come Knocking) will be shown in an exhibition room. The images, inspired by Edward Hopper's 'American Spirit', are shown in spectacular 3D projection.

 

 

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In its spring exhibition 2020, the Fondation Beyeler is showing works by Edward Hopper (1882-1967), one of the most important American painters of the 20th century. Hopper was born in Nyack, New York. After training as an illustrator, he studied painting at the New York School of Art until 1906. In addition to his intensive study of German, French and Russian literature, painters such as Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, Gustave Courbet and Édouard Manet offered the young artist important points of reference.
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