Art History – June

‘If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint’. (Edward Hopper)

At our meeting on 2nd July we will watch a DVD about Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967). The film examines American realist painter Edward Hopper’s life, including interviews with people who knew him, and with those inspired by his work. Hopper depicted all-night diners, cinemas, petrol stations, hotel lobbies and theatres, filling them with seemingly isolated figures.  His scenes of modern American life have been used in many films and TV shows, including Mad Men and The Simpsons.  His painting House by the Railroad inspired the design of the Bates house in the Hitchcock classic film Psycho.

The DVD will be followed by a discussion with contributions from the group.

Angela Deane