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05.12.2012

 

Standing in line for .... Edward Hopper Retrospective at the Grand Palais, Paris. 128 works documenting American Realism

After finishing high school, Edward Hopper (1882-1967) trained as an illustrator at the New York School of Illustrating and then went on to study at New York School of Art. To round off his skills as an advertising artist and illustrator he visited Europe and in particular Paris (1906-1910), where he completed around 30 works.

Now the city on the Seine is holding its first great retrospective of the American artist. The chronologically arranged works in the Galeries Nationales at the Grand Palais present both the painter’s later works, as well as earlier pieces that show the progression of his career, comparing his paintings to those of his contemporaries.

The exhibition also explores his influences, which led to his unique style of painting. In addition to Hopper’s paintings, etches and watercolours, there are works by other (mainly French) artists, whose style had a striking effect on his artwork.

A total of around 130 paintings by Edward Hopper are on display. GoSee presents five of these. We guess that ‘Girlie Show’ featuring the somewhat aged gal with what appear to be cosmetically enhanced breasts and a Botox touch was created during his time in Paris. What do you think?

And it is always great to see how much the public in Paris (NB: the public, as in the people that go to Paris, not Parisians themselves) know about art. GoSee presents two evidence photos attached…


Edward Hopper
until 28 January 2013
Grand Palais, Paris
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris

The Edward Hopper exhibition opening times have been extended due to popular demand:
In December from 9:00 on Saturdays and Sundays, Sundays until 22:00
During the French Christmas holidays (22.12.2012 – 6.1.2013) Open daily from 9:00 - 23:00
Online ticket sales (highly recommended) are only available for a couple of dates in January!

Edward Hopper, Morning Sun, 1952

Edward Hopper, Morning Sun, 1952

Edward Hopper, Chop suey, 1929

Edward Hopper, Chop suey, 1929

Edward Hopper, Hotel Room, 1931

Edward Hopper, Hotel Room, 1931

Edward Hopper, Office at night, 1940

Edward Hopper, Office at night, 1940

Edward Hopper, Girlie show, 1941

Edward Hopper, Girlie show, 1941