Archive for the ‘Hopper’ Category

Lego Nighthawks

03/09/2008

To mark the Art Institute of Chicago Edward Hopper exhibition.
Up through May 10.

Taking off from the previous post: the large pane of glass of the cafe reinforces the modernity of the scene, as well as the isolation of the people and their vulnerability. In an older building with more “wall” and less glass, especially in an urban ground floor setting, at night- they’d seem more protected. And looking through this framed glass makes it seem that something is about to happen. Without the large glass we’d feel less voyeuristic, and less excited.

Remember the Lego Farnsworth House?


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Glass House photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

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01/16/2007

My kind of post.

It takes you from


The “hard light” of Eakins, to

the “unpitying light” of Hopper, to


the “light that identifies … things that are isolated” of Judd.

Richard Lacayo has a new blog, called Looking Around.
He’s books, arts and architecture critic at Time magazine.

-E

01/16/2007

My kind of post.

It takes you from


The “hard light” of Eakins, to

the “unpitying light” of Hopper, to


the “light that identifies … things that are isolated” of Judd.

Richard Lacayo has a new blog, called Looking Around.
He’s books, arts and architecture critic at Time magazine.

-E

01/16/2007

My kind of post.

It takes you from


The “hard light” of Eakins, to

the “unpitying light” of Hopper, to


the “light that identifies … things that are isolated” of Judd.

Richard Lacayo has a new blog, called Looking Around.
He’s books, arts and architecture critic at Time magazine.

-E