My Thoughts – Edward Hopper Review

As New York bubbled with the hustle and bustle of 1939 underlying currents of national and world politics (as well as financial) were flowing. Today’s art selection is a renown work by Edward Hopper, an American realist painter. I believe much is said in this piece … a female usher, stands poised for her call to duty; a feminine figure cloaked in cinematic uniform ~ obviously enveloped in personal thoughts, she, like America are caught in the inter-war period … growing pains, surround her. Hopper’s capture of her sheer loveliness, who in previous years would not be found working in public, has borne the birthright of women suffrage; though independence and equality tasted – Hopper relays to us her vulnerabilities – there in the dark, her pointed, strapped heels, pale skin and demure demeanor are a paradox to the role she plays. This post insight shall close with Edward Hopper’s own words ‘The man’s the work. Something doesn’t come out of nothing.’

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