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Edward Hopper is one of the most decorated and celebrated painters in history. His paintings are often of people who are alone staring outside or just sitting alone.
His 'Hotel window' painting, for example, shows a woman sitting alone in a hotel lobby. The figures in Hoppers painting often seem lonely and alienated by the world. Edward himself said that he was influenced by legendary artists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson. He was studying his art and reading all he could about him.
Some of the other people who taught Edward was an artist called Robert Henri. Robert taught him that his arts have to stir the feelings in the world. He taught his students to put their feelings into the art and that is what Edward did. He painted about his life experiences that people seemed to relate to.
The High Noon
The High noon is not any different from his other works. In this painting, Edward paints a woman standing at the door. This painting became very controversial among art lovers because it left so many questions unanswered.
Was the woman waiting for someone or was she just looking into the sunny day? In the image, you can see that there is no activity around the house. The sky surrounding the house a appears to be very large and clear. The sun is shining brightly on to the house. Edward Hopper shows that the sky can be clear and the sun can be so warm but still a human being can be lonely.
Edward Hopper was a bold artist and he was not scared of exploring art areas that other artists couldn't. He had his own way of viewing the 20thh century and what he thought it would become. People with big homes and have a lot of time on their hands but still, lack things to do. In his later eyes, he seems to make more women figure part of his paintings.
Even though his parents wanted him to study commercial art they supported him fully. They discovered how talented he was at a tender age and pushed him to do better. He started working on his famous oil painting when he was just a young boy.