Automat, by Edward Hopper
Oil on canvas, 1927
Edward Hopper was one of the last great American realists. While people still argue over whether Andrew Wyeth should be included in that group, or even considered great, not one denies Edward Hopper and what he managed to do while the world of art blasted into the bizarre. Hopper maintained a very specific, identifiable style throughout his career, focusing on one topic at a time, rather than attempting too broad an image. Automat exemplifies Hopper's style, and it's beautiful. The colours, while mostly dark, still reflect some warmth. The subject is deep in...something, be it panic, concentration, or anything else. It's an amazing piece, and it's this week's Style Imitating Art inspiration.
Please send me your photos by Monday, February 9th, to be included in next week's roundup. Enjoy this one!