To me, this looks amazingly like Little Nemo, by Winsor McCay, having another crazy dream. I know nothing about Hopper's motivation for this image, and maybe he meant it as an homage, or maybe it is pure coincidence. Hopper would have been 23 when Little Nemo was first published. I'm curious how old he was when he did this drawing.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Another Crazy Dream
Edward Hopper, the American Realist painter and printmaker, has (in my mind) an odd piece in his oeuvre of work. Entitled Boy and Moon, it is an undated pen and ink and watercolor drawing in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.