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Early Sunday Morning, 1930

Edward Hopper

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Edward Hopper was a lifelong realist, committed to deriving his pictorial ideas from observed reality. His aim, however, was not to record outward appearances but to use his observations of the external world as vehicles through which to portray his inner life. By reducing all elements in his composition to their essential geometries and treating light as a palpable presence, he imbued images such as this view of New York’s Seventh Avenue on an early Sunday morning with an eerie stillness and what the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson called an “alienated majesty.”