Edward Hopper

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Listening to Edward Hopper’s Silence

Edward Hopper, Arnold Newman, 1941. Gelatin silver print, 36.7 x 45.2 cm (14 7/16 x 17 13/16 in.). Gift of Nina and Leo Pircher. © Estate of Arnold Newman

How do you make a movie about Edward Hopper? The artist—famous for his haunting and enigmatic paintings such as Nighthawks and New York Movie—was conspicuously taciturn, speaking little about his work, giving few interviews, and keeping to a small circle… More»

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      The Battle of Verdun ended on December 18, 1916. It was the longest battle of World War I, and killed 300,000 men.

      “We’re stuck in the ground, we’re absorbed by it, we press ourselves close to the earth to evade the death that is everywhere.”

      —Artist Fernand Léger writing from the trenches of Verdun

      World War I at Verdun, unknown photographer. The Getty Research Institute. Quote from the book Nothing But the Clouds Unchanged: Artists in World War I

      12/18/14

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