Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lonely, or Just Alone?


Edward Hopper is currently being shown in an exhibition called "Western Motel" at the Kunsthalle in Vienna. Several of his paintings and many drawings/sketches are on display, along with works by various contemporary artists influenced by his work. I was really looking forward to going but ended up disappointed by much of the newer material, of which there was more than by Hopper himself. I liked the videos but was appalled by the installations recreating Hopper's painting settings. At the risk of sounding like a philistine: they were so badly executed, at least visitors should have been allowed to sit in the life-size one and be photographed! Alas, I couldn't find any postcards in the museum shop either.

Has anyone else seen this show yet? What did you think?


Anonymous said...

I like Edward Hopper though I haven't seen the show you have mentioned. Some of the watercolor works are splendid indeed as are his oil ones.

I also took the liberty of scrolling down on your blog and must record here that you have an awesome sense of dressing. And are a good - and perhaps a very lucky - shopper too. Cheers!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-sorry, haven't seen his work before. I do like the picture you've posted.