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"Art Loustal" : Jacques de Loustal / Edward Hopper


Edward Hopper website (f)

Edward Hopper:  Western Motel, 1957 

Edward Hopper: Room in Brooklyn

Edward Hopper (Rizzoli Art Series)
by Karal Ann Marling, Norma Broude (Editor) 

Edward Hopper Oversize book of works. 
Published in 1992, 24 pages, 10 1/4 x 14 inches

"Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is best known for his haunting views of depression-era America. In this book, Karal Ann Marling, Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota, closeley relates these powerful but sometimes elliptical works to the personality of the artist himself. Many of the images are full page and would be suitable for framing.

Loustal:  Je préfère les peintres instinctifs et figuratifs. Les peintres du début du siècle Matisse, Modigliani, Gauguin. Tous les peintres allemands de " la nouvelle subjectivité ", Beckmann, Grosz, Otto Dix. Et bien sûr, Hopper, Hockney, Balthus, pour l'immobilisme. 
Itinéraire dans l'univers de la bande dessinée , Michel-Edouard Leclerc page 186)

Edward Hopper "Office in a small city", 1953

Loustal: Pres du Soudan

Ce bleu califormien vient tout droit de chez Hockney, mais le personnage solitaire sur la terrasse appartient plutôt à Hopper. Loustal, Arrière saison page 17, fragment (technique mixte),© Albin Michel, 1985.

Dieses kallfornische Blau Ist eindeutig von Hockney inspiriert die einsamen Figuren auf der Terrasse jedoch eher Hopper zuzuordnen.Loustal, Arrière saison, Seite 17, Ausschnitt (Mischtechnik), © Albin Michel, 1985.

The Califfornian blue is deflinitely inspired by Hockney where as the the estranged figures on the terrace cire in reference to Hopper. Loustal, Arrière saison, page 17, detail (mixed media), © Albin Michel, 1985.


Arriere saison

Edward Hopper "Morning Sun", 1952

Hopper by Ivo Kranzfelder, hardcover with dustjacket, 200 pages,9 3/4 x 12 inches, Publisher: TASCHEN America Llc; (November 1998), ISBN: 3822872105 

From the dustjacket:

Edward Hopper (1882 - 1967) is considered the first significant American painter in twentieth-century art. After decades of patient work, Hopper enjoyed a success and popularity that since the 1950s have continually grown. Living in a secluded country house with his wife Josephine, he depicted the loneliness of big-city people in canvas after canvas. Probably the most famous of them, Nighthawks, done in 1942, shows a couple seated quietly, as if turned inwards upon themselves, in the harsh artificial light of an all-night restaurant. Many of Hopper's pictures represent views of streets and roads, rooftops, abandoned houses, depicted in brilliant light that strangely belies the melancholy mood of the scenes. Hopper's paintings are marked by striking juxta-positions of color, and by the clear contours with which the figures are demarcated from their surroundings. His extremely precise focus on the theme of modern men and women in the natural and man-made environment sometimes lends his pictures a mood of eerie disquiet. In House by the Railroad, a harsh interplay of light and shadow makes the abandoned building seem veritably threatening. On the other hand, Hopper's renderings of rocky landscapes in warm brown hues, or his depictions of the seacoast, exude an unusual tranquillity that reveals another, more optimistic side of his character. 

Over 200 illustrations, most in full color make this a must have book for the Hopper fan.

Edward Hopper: Portraits of America, by Wieland Schmied, Paperback: 128 pages ; Publisher: Prestel USA; (March 1999), ISBN: 3791320084 


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Edward Hopper


Loustal "Go-Voyage" 1986

Edward Hopper "Nighthawks", 1942


Edward Hopper "Nighthawks", 1942

Nighthawks is one of the few pictures about which the taciturn painter Edward Hopper ever spoke. Nighthawks, he said, was his vision of a street at night: not necessarily something especially lonely - a restaurant in Greenwich Avenue at the junction between two roads. "I simplified the scene and made the restaurant bigger. Unconsciously, probably, I painted the loneliness of a big city...." Critics have compared the atmosphere of Nighthawks with that of some of Ernest Hemingway's short stories, which Hopper loved. In March 1927, when Hopper discovered Hemingway's story "The Killers" in Schribner's Magazine - for which the artist occasionally worked as an illustrator - he wrote: "It is refreshing to stumble upon such an honest piece of work in an American magazine, after wading through the endless stodge of which most of our modern literature consists. In this story, no concessions are made to popular taste, there is no deviating from the truth, no contrived happy end." The two people at the bar do not have much to say to each other. The man with the face of a predatory bird - the nighthawk himself - might be a real good-for-nothing straight out of a film noir, as embodied by the laconic figure of Humphrey Bogart. (He too had to do with a strange bird: Dashiel Hammet's Maltese Falcon.) This man, his hat drawn, true to style, deep over his face, holds a cigarette in his right hand. Unintentionally almost, he touches the left hand of the woman, who is scrutinizing the fingernails of her right hand. Or is she holding a scrap of paper with a telephone number? At any moment she might toss it away. The barkeeper - is he really the barkeeper, or just a waiter who happens to be washing up? - seems to have made some harmless remark as he is in the habit of doing to entertain his customers: "It's been a long day," maybe, or "Been working late this evening, huh?" Something that requires no answer. Then there is another man, a lone wolf, who weighs his glass (of whiskey?) thoughtfully in his hand. This is Hopper's "silent witness." How does it go on from there? That remains an open question. In Hopper's work, as in Hemingway's story, there is no real solution, and certainly not some bogus ending. Edward Hopper is one of the most important Realists of the 20th century, and not only in the U.S.A. He never had to go in search of specifically American themes. They were part of him. What moved him was the condition humaine, the make-up of people in his country and in the age in which he lived. W. Sch.

Edward Hopper

1882 Edward Hopper is born on July 22 in Nyack, NY

1899-1900 Attends the Correspondence School of Illustrating in New York

1900-06 Studies graphics and illustration at the New York School of Art under Robert Henri and Kenneth Hayes Miller

1906-10 Travels to Europe

1910 Returns to the U.S.A.; works as an advertising illustrator

1913 Participates in the `Armory Show' in New York

1915 First etchings

1919 Exhibition in the Whitney Club, NY

1920 First solo exhibition, in the Whitney Studio Club, NY

1929 Takes part in the exhibition "Paintings of Nineteen Living Americans" in the Museum of Modern Art, NY

1930 Moves to Cape Cod

1932 Turns down an offer of membership at the National Academy of Design

1933 Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, NY

1943 Travels to Mexico

1950 Awarded an honorary doctorate from the Art Institute of Chicago; retrospective in the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY 1951-52 Travels to Mexico

1953 Publication of the journal Reality

1955 Becomes a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

1964 Retrospective in the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

1967 Dies on 15 May