Edward Hopper in Milan and Rome. The exhibition will be the year that
Groped to understand the relevance of America Barack Obama through the works of Edward Hopper, pass the lone poem of his works, and by the looks realistically sorprendenti of the most popular American artist of the twentieth century to try to understand the roots of today. And 'the attempt of hiding mostra, which are considered main event of autumn – winter, which previously Milano e poi Roma devoted to art, offering the Italian public – for the first time – over 160 works of Hopper supported by large collection of photographs, biographical and historical traces American history from the 20s to the 60s of the twentieth century. A documentation that crosses the grande crisi del 1929 the dream Kennedy and the economic boom, in short, the years where Hopper lived and worked, telling like no other and the everyday loneliness of modern man. In 1995 John Updike define the paintings of Edward Hopperclassici "(as well as quiet, silent, stoic, luminous) and it is precisely this sense of absolute, despite the success of avant-garde movements of his time, from Surrealismo to 'Espressionismo astratto to Pop art art realista Hopper will receive a broad consensus and sincere from both critics and the public. A secret Hopper had perhaps, was the master that perfectly taglio cinematografico that has elevated the poem dilapidated storefronts anonymous, gas pumps, municipal buildings, glimpses of life in the tranquil middle-class apartments, the eateries, cinema halls, the images captured by the window of a moving train, the human stories intuited but never revealed until the end. Fragments of daily – and this is a contradiction of the modern age – high to real icons.
The Italian exhibition will run from Oct. 15 to Jan. 24 at the Palazzo Reale in Milan and at the Museum Foundation of Rome, from 16 February to 13 June 2010.
AN EXHIBITION FOR SEVEN
The exhibition, divided into seven sections, to follow a thematic and chronological retracing the entire production of Hopper, the academic years spent in Paris, until the term "classic" better known of the '30s, '40s and '50s, and ends with large and intense latest images. In addition to fascinate the public, the course will examine carefully all the techniques and favorite artist: oil, watercolor and etching and turns an eye to the relationship between the preparatory drawings for paintings. And 'this an important aspect of Hopper's career and so far little considered.
"Portraits", "Training and early work" and "Hopper in Paris" the first sections illustrate a promising group of portraits, works from the academic and then flooded with light sketches and works of the Paris period, such as the famous painting Soir Bleu (1914). The room devoted to "The definition of the image: Hopper engraver, with masterpieces including Night Shadows (1921) and Evening Wind (1921), shows its elegant technique and that" incredible sense of poten ¬ tial of everyday "that great success and marks the beginning of a successful career.
Another section "Developing Hopper from drawing to painting" celebrates the extraordinary hand Hopper designer through a significant group of preparatory drawings for example, Morning Sun (1952) and the previous New York Movie (1939. In this section n ¬ that one of Record books Hopper's famous notebooks filled with his wife, with sketches of many of his oil paintings. "Eroticism Hopper" section that brings together some of the most significant images of women in contemplative states, mostly semi-nude or scantily clad, sun and indoors, which works together with the section "The key concepts: time, space the memory to better illustrate the poetry of the artist, its discrete realism and especially the ability to reveal the beauty in the most common subjects. Here some famous masterpieces on display include: Cape Cod Sunset (1934), Second Story Sun ¬ Light (1960) and A Woman in the Sun (1961).
Last section of the documentary on 40 years of American history from the 20s to 60s.
This exhibition is sponsored by the City of Milan and Fondazione Roma – united for the first vote in a cultural partnership with Arthemisia, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Hermitage Foundation in Lausanne where he will land next summer.
To accompany the event, an advertising campaign in recent days playing particularly effective and originality which we discussed in a previous articolo. (Edited by Valentina Federigi)
Edward Hopper – Exhibition curated by Carter Foster
Milano – Palazzo Reale October 15, 2009 – January 24, 2010
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