Sunday, February 24, 2008

Edward Hopper, Automat, 1927


Edward Hopper, Automat, 1927, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

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8 comments:

losfeld said...

I love Hopper and the melancholy in it.

Mariana said...

Yes, it's loneliness but it's not yet despair. Yet.

David Thompson said...

This is a great painting. It is so dark yet her clothes are so fabulous. Her face is just so beautiful. The contrast with the stark room and the dark outside really works for me.

Mariana said...

Yeah, and I love the texture of the background, it's not just a wall of black, it has different shades.

Nathan said...

I can't help but be overcome with emotion when I look at this painting. The original painting is at a museum in my city, so im fortunate enough to be able to go and see it whenever. I love the texture, and the juxtaposition of her yellow hat against the darkness is striking. I have to say, I get a whole new wave of feelings come out when actually standing in front of it as opposed to seeing it in a textbook. I went into sortof a melancholy trance. It had the power of making me feel as though I were there in the cold automat, the woman and I the only two in the room. My body actually felt overcome with despair. But maybe its not sadness. Rather, a state that words cannot describe. Its beautiful and almost dangerous.

Mariana said...

I hope I get to see it in person some day, like you did. :)

RainCityBob said...

Automat was on display at the Seattle Art Museum (2009) during a show called "Hoppers Women." I went at least a half-dozen times during my lunch hour, and Automat was my favorite of the pictures displayed. I was also very taken by "New York Movie." I feel so fortunate to have seen these paintings.

Mariana said...

Yeah, I love the loneliness about them.

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