Edward Hopper (Nyack, 1882 - New York, 1967)
Oil on canvas.
152,4 x 165,7 cm.
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.
Source: Thyssen Museum, Madrid
The exhibition at the Thyssen -without a doubt one of the great artistic events of the year in Europe- examines the evolution of Hopper's career through paintings, drawings and watercolors. The first part of the exhibition shows Hopper's early works, created from the beginning of the 20th century to the mid-1920s, along with works by some of his most famous contemporaries like George Bellows. The second part of the exhibition focuses on his mature works, and features some of his most famous paintings.
The selection of works is remarkable, and the most outstanding paintings include "House by the railroad tracks" (which inspired the gloomy house from the movie "Psycho") or "Four Lane Road", in addition to the "Hotel Room" from the Thyssen's permanent collection. Unfortunately for the visitors, the famous "Nighthawks" has stayed in Chicago.
In the last room of the exhibition, American filmmaker Ed Lachmann has produced a three-dimensional reproduction of "Morning Sun", one of the most famous paintings by Edward Hopper.
The catalogue of the exhibition -only available in Spanish- includes full-page reproductions of the 73 works that form the exhibition.