Monday, April 20, 2009

Hopper

Many of us are familiar with the paintings of the American realist Edward Hopper, but his commercial graphic work is not so well known. Personally I find more satisfaction in this of his work than his well known oeuvre. But that's just me.

 I feel that Batman is lurking in the shadows

Evocative enough to make me seasick


It's so gratifying to see the thing an artist interprets:

A smaller version of a Joan of Arc sculpture in NYC

3 comments:

oeconomist.com said...

Bruce Wayne was only about three years old in 1921! What was he doing lurking in the shadows at that age?

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Now now you're being literal. And besides, I remember stories of his father as the first Batman. And besides it may have been graphics like these that inspired the young Bob Kane.

gerry said...

I had no idea Hopper did commercial work. Very nice.