Thursday 8 December 2022

Caught Up in Her Own

          The entire painting is concerned with leavetaking, with seeming to be sated with a wealth of illusions that include the film and the building, and with allowing this artificial world to lull one into thinking that life is not alienating and that the modern world is wonderful because it provides larger-than-life experiences in the theater. The usherette who is caught in her own daydreams and the isolated spectators however, point up the hollowness of this sumptuous and action-filled world.

excerpt from

Edward Hopper
study for New York Movie

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