Edward Hopper painted this quiet New York City street in 1930! Look closely at Early Sunday Morning. What details do you notice? What details do you think the artist left out? Before making his paintings, Hopper started off with sketches from real life. In his studio he combined different views, often adding things from his own imagination. For Hopper, it was more important to capture a feeling or mood than to represent the world exactly as it looked.
Look out of a window at home. What do you see? Use a pencil or colored pencils to make a sketch of the view. What details will you include? What will you leave out?
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Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, 1930. Oil on canvas, 35 3/16 × 60 1/4 in. (89.4 × 153 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney 31.426. © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY