In an age when art is any and everything from three panels of canvas painted white to a piece of wood nailed to the wall, it’s nice that we can revisit some of those artists who could, well, paint something. Edward Hopper has long been one of my favorite artists, his lines are simple and evocative, his portraits austere and realist and his work is just incredible. His paintings have hung in the National Gallery of Art in an eponymous exhibit since September, but there are just three weeks left before it moves on to Chicago.
Go and see it. The NGA is free and open to the public at large. They’re only open til 5pm, during the week, so I might recommend a lunchtime at the Gallery, wandering through to see Nighthawks and Automat or to catch the Steve Martin-narrated film. I know I’m trying to make it before they close. Anyone else want to come with me?
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs