A2-B1-B2 Edward Hopper
“If I could say
it in words,
I wouldn’t need
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NGA New York curator speaks about Edward Hopper’s paintings
Boys and girls meet:
a gorgeous adult Persian cat and a lovely German sheepherd
puppy – they’re going to get on like a house on fire.
several Rockwell’s illustrations:
It is true or false ?
calm and quiet
disturbing and disquieting
peaceful and relaxing
noisy with a lot of people walking and doing their shopping
It gives an impression of quietness and accomplishment
It conveys a strange feeling that something unpleasant is going to happen
It conveys the feeling that something pleasant will take place
Which adjectives ?
sad- romantic- gothic- realisitc- modern- everyday America or Grand America
romanticism- realism-modernism- gothicism
What are the artist’s favourite scenes?
Choose two answers:
– busy streets or empty streets
-daylight in the early morning or at night
–urban scenes – everyday America or Grand America
-people interact with each other (talk and chat)
people are indifferent and do not care about each other
-people look at various directions
–colourful or sad scenes
-people on their own (seuls) or people with friends
–towns, cities or seascapes and landscapes
-loneliness and isolation
-lonely and isolated
On the one hand,
On the other hand,
It is up to the viewer to decide !
The viewer is considered as a free person to judge and make his own picture of the scene
The artist is very respectful of the viewers as he does NOT impose his own viewpoint
The viewers are free to invent their own world
they can choose between positive and negative feelings,
between loneliness and isolation