Hopper Drawing Audio Guide Playlist
An in-depth exploration of the connections between Edward Hopper’s drawings and paintings with commentary by Carter Foster, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing at the Whitney.
NARRATOR: Welcome to Hopper Drawing.
CARTER FOSTER: I'm Carter Foster, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
This show is actually the first ever to delve into Hopper's drawing practice.
What we can see in Hopper's drawing is the essence of his creative process. We can see him working on ideas for paintings. We can see him honing his artistic skills on paper. Drawing is a very naked medium. It's a medium that you can't hide behind in any way. And the directness of it is quite appealing. And we see Hopper's absolute virtuoso skill in this medium and how deeply it was important to him in terms of creating all of his other artwork.
NARRATOR: The exhibition is organized thematically around [Edward] Hopper’s most important paintings, which are shown alongside related drawings. This multimedia guide will point out connections between the drawings and paintings, allowing you to see Hopper’s working process up close.
The first gallery—directly in front of you as you come off the elevator—presents an overview of Hopper’s drawing practice.
- 300 Introduction to Hopper Drawing
- 301 Self-Portrait and Hand Studies, c. 1900
- 302 “What’s this? . . . Don’t, don’t—Hannah!”, 1925
- 303 Edward Hopper, Study for East Side Interior, 1922
- 304 Edward Hopper, The Camel’s Hump, 1931
- 305 Edward Hopper, Study for Ground Swell, 1939
- 306 Edward Hopper, Drawing from a Paris sketchbook, 1906-1907
- 307 Edward Hopper, Soir Bleu, 1914
- 308 Edward Hopper, Manhattan Bridge Loop, 1928, and two studies for Manhattan Bridge Loop, both 1928
- 309 Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, 1930
- 309 2 Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, 1930 — Level 2
- 310 Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942
- 312 Edward Hopper, Study for Nighthawks, 1941 or 1942
- 313 Edward Hopper, New York Movie, 1939
- 315 Edward Hopper, Study for New York Movie (Palace Theatre), 1938
- 317 Edward Hopper, Office at Night, 1940
- 318 Edward Hopper, Study for Office at Night, 1940
- 319 Edward Hopper, Rooms for Tourists, 1945
- 320 Edward Hopper, Study for Route 6, Eastham, 1941
- 321 Edward Hopper, Road and Trees, 1962
- 323 Edward Hopper, Morning in a City, 1944, and A Woman in the Sun, 1961
- 324 Edward Hopper, Studies for Morning Sun, 1952
- 325 Edward Hopper, Sun in an Empty Room, 1963