Sunday, June 30, 2024

Always Mesmerized --- Day 13/183

Walk: Chouquet's Brunch

Distance: 3 miles

Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942, oil on canvas,  Art Institute of Chicago,

For some reason* Edward Hopper's iconic and most famous painting is on Ciwt's mind today. No matter how many times she - or any viewer - looks at it, it captivates her and continues to ask her questions she can't answer for sure.  Are the diners finding a place of calm and comfort in this diner?  Are they brooding, feeling isolated?  Are the man and woman a couple?  What are they talking about - if they are having a conversation?  Always she comes up with more questions than answers.  And always she is filled with admiration and wonder for Hopper's ability to create such a masterpiece.

* Maybe because she is re-watching The Sopranos these days - also an American masterpiece.

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