Edward Hopper’s work will be celebrated this winter in Paris’ Grand Palais through a major retrospective emphasizing on every key period of the artist’s life. A kind award to this France lover who once described Paris as “a beautiful and elegant city, almost too sophisticated and charming compared to New York’s brutal mess.”
Hopper (1882 – 1967) is famous for his obsession for light and space on the one hand, and for painting middle-class American people on the other hand, with melancholic, lonely characters. The exhibition falls into several parts: from the painter’s debuts to his mature days following his various stays in Europe. We learn how Hopper managed to draw his inspiration from diverse techniques to eventually break away from them and create his own style: modern realism, far away from overwhelming academism.
Grand Palais - Galeries Nationales - 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower - Paris 8e
October 10th 2012 – January 28th 2013 (Closed on December 25th.)
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00. Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 to 22:00.