PAINTINGS by Edward Hopper (1882-1967) have the deceptive simplicity of myths, a sort of picture-book obviousness.via Edward Hopper, Grand Palais, Galeries nationales
Each one is a concentrate of the hypothetical knowledge and dreams conjured up by the fabulous name of America.
Whether they express deep poignancy or explore figments of the imagination, these paintings have been interpreted in the most contradictory ways.
A romantic, realist, symbolist and even formalist, Hopper has been enrolled under every possible banner. The exhibition at the Grand Palais seeks to shed light on this complexity, which is an indication of the richness of Hopper’s oeuvre.
From 10 October 2012 to 28 January 2013.