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Edward Hopper’s paintings have long been beloved, but during quarantine, they have seemed suddenly new again. His isolated figures and emptied streets seem like uncanny snapshots of real life. And with summer upon us, Hopper’s 1952 painting Morning Sun strikes a particular chord—in fact, it’s been called it one of “the ultimate images of summer.”In it, a woman, modelled on the painter’s wife, Jo, is pictured in a…

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Oh, how I enjoyed creating this collage with layer upon layer of vintage French ephemera from 2 Lil’ Owls via Design Cuts. The creative process brings me such joy. I came across the perfect quote yesterday about this joy but I didn’t make a note of it and I can’t remember whether I saw it on a blog post or Twitter. Here are some other quotes instead! The Picasso comes closest to a part of what I’m feeling.

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Edward Hopper

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso

“The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”
Alberto Giacometti

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“To me the most important thing is the sense of going on. You know how beautiful things are when you’re traveling.”  Edward Hopper

Until I started exploring the Metropolitan Museum of Modern art website, I had no idea about Hopper’s early etchings, which pre-figure many of his later oil paintings.  He would continue to do preparatory pencil and ink sketches, works of art in themselves.

Due to a hiccup with copyright renewal, I am able to offer Nighthawks, one of Hopper’s most famous paintings, at my vintage store, although for the US market only.  As an enormous fan of Hopper’s work, I am thrilled.

His widow, Josephine, handed over 3,000 of her husband’s works to the Whitney Museum and the gallery held a Hopper exhibition last year.  Interestingly, various sources on the internet say that Hopper had originally planned for the work, completed at the beginning of 1942, to be called Night Hawks.

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How can you have a day without a night
You’re the book that I have opened
And now I’ve got to know much more

Like a soul without a mind
In a body without a heart
I’m missing every part

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