Edward Hopper’s New York City
This video includes footage of Edward Hopper’s works and places that inspired him in New York’s Greenwich Village, including his studio on Washington Square, where he lived and painted for over 50 years.
Hopper was influenced by various sources including French impressionism and even the 1930’s gangster scene.
It is interesting to note the specific location of the Dixie Dinner, famously depicted in Hopper’s most renowned oil painting the Nighthawks (1942). Like a true masterpiece, it has taken on a life of its own in pop culture, with its movie star glitter igniting many urban legends. The figures portrayed in the scene, customers at a late-night dinner, look like specimens of the 1950’s preserved in formalin. Like characters in a pop-fiction novel, the figures seem trapped in a world without a getaway car…