‘Edward Hopper’s Maine’ Opens Today at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Wall Street Journal)

This morning’s Wall Street Journal quotes comedian Steve Martin from the exhibition catalogue of “Edward Hopper’s Maine,” the first comprehensive exhibition of Edward Hopper’s artistic production in Maine from 1914 to 1929 that opens today at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Martin owns Hopper’s “Captain Upton’s House,” which he loaned to the Museum for the show.

On view from through October 16, 2011, “Edward Hopper’s Maine,” showcases nearly 90 rarely exhibited paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints that provide an exhaustive look at the painter’s work over the course of nine summers in Maine.

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  1. Weld Henshaw

    It is interesting that Hopper started out with small tonalist (artspeak for dark imprecise and somber – I’m being mean) works, eventually hitting the big time with bright hard edge edge coastal scenes with architecture, usually with white structures, more often than not the type of lighthouse that included an attached dwellings attached to a lighthouse. A parallel example is Willard Metcalf who started with tonalist quasi biblical scenes of modest French farmers and moved on to bright New England large country landscapes, eye candy that today commands 4-5 MM. The Bowdoin show gives one a chance to meditate on art and economics. If your child is an artist, tell him\her to think big and bright.

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