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Hopper Chop SueyEdward Hopper’s 1929 painting, Chop Suey, sold for a record $91.9 million yesterday.  WOW!  Known for his paintings of 20th Century life his previous high went for $40 million.  Read about the sale and see more here.

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collage hopperOur art campers did an amazing thing yesterday.  They painted this wonderful copy of Edward Hopper’s Automat.  Their versions are 18″x24″ and they did this in just 3 hours.  Aren’t they fabulous???!!!

There is more art camp to come this summer.  Click here and sign up your young person.

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Hopper at Art Camp

Art Camp Week 1 Day 3Yesterday our young artists studied Edward Hopper and we recreated one of his most famous paintings – Nighthawks.

Super work everyone on this very difficult painting!

There are many more sessions of Art Camp coming up this summer.  Get your kids signed up for one today!  Click here for the schedule.

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Two wonderful and very different artists share a birthday today – Edward Hopper and Alexander Calder.

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist.  Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life.  See more here.

Calder Mobile

Calder Mobile

Alexander Calder ( July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor known as the originator of the  mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended components which move in response to motor power or air currents. Calder’s stationary sculptures are called stabiles. He also produced numerous wire figures, notably for a miniature circus.  More about Calder here.

 

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Hopper Table for Ladies Image There is so much to see at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as I have been sharing over the last few days, that it’s hard to know where to look.  I narrowed down my time there to some galleries I have never had a chance to visit.  One was the “Modern Art” galleries.

I found two Edward Hopper paintings there that were interesting in that they showed the range of his subject matter.  The first is called “Tables for Ladies, painted in 1930, oil on canvas.  It is a good example of the observations he made of everyday life. 

Hopper Small Office ImageThe second one is “Office in a Small City”  painted in 1953, oil on canvas.  He often painted solitary figures that seemed emotionally detached from other people or their surroundings.  This is a good example.  You can learn more about Hopper by clicking here.

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I am enjoying a quick visit to Florida to see my painting friend, Linda. She picked me up at the airport and less than an hour later we were at the Tampa Museum of Art viewing a lovely show that was on loan from the Phillips Gallery in DC. It included this Edward Hopper called Sunday. Learn more at Tampa Museum of Art

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