Room in Brooklyn

edward hopper is one of my favorite artists.

he captures the subjects of his paintings when they are alone, peeking through their windows when they are too absorbed in moments of reverie to notice that they are being observed. there is often evidence of a broader urban landscape within these glimpses into these private spaces. a strong theme in hopper’s paintings is the idea of seeking solitude in an urban environment. growing up in the city, this is a notion i can really relate to. to me, what hopper is depicting in his paintings is the beautiful essence of the city. in a city, we are constantly surrounded by people; we can choose to participate and be aware of everyone else, or we can not. either way, the others won’t notice.

 

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