Cultured Wednesday: Hopper’s Lighthouse at Two Lights

Edward Hopper‘s trademark is light that ‘illuminates but never warms’.  In The Lighthouse at Two Lights, a painting in which Hopper combined two of his favorite subjects, architecture and the sea, the light makes the structure appear both sturdy and inaccessible, almost as if the lighthouse was more part of the sea than of the land.  Although the sea cannot actually be seen, it dominates the atmosphere of the painting.  Fascinating.

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Edward Hopper (born on 22 July 1882 in Upper Nyack, NY, died on 15 May 1967 in Manhatten, NY) was an American realist painter.  Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life, so they say.


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