Event Title

Lights Out: An Examination of Edward Hopper's Surreality

Student Presenter Information

Justice Kaufman, Old Dominion University

Presentation Type

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Description/Abstract

Edward Hopper is considered a realist, and though it is true that his ultimate goal was to depict the world as he saw it, his style is in fact much more nuanced. The nearly impressionistic treatment of light juxtaposed with flawed geometry applied to everyday scenes activates a nearly dreamlike state that can only be described as surreal. The subsequent feeling of incongruity gives his paintings such lasting impact.

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Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vittorio Colaizzi

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Start Date

13-2-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

13-2-2016 10:00 AM

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Lights Out: An Examination of Edward Hopper's Surreality

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Edward Hopper is considered a realist, and though it is true that his ultimate goal was to depict the world as he saw it, his style is in fact much more nuanced. The nearly impressionistic treatment of light juxtaposed with flawed geometry applied to everyday scenes activates a nearly dreamlike state that can only be described as surreal. The subsequent feeling of incongruity gives his paintings such lasting impact.