In Good Hands

America illustrated by Edward Hopper

The historic Palazzo Fava of Bologna until July 24 will host more than 160 works of the most influential painter of the twentieth century Edward Hopper.

The exhibition is made by six sections that follow a temporal and thematic order and that allow the visitors to trace the artist's academic background, from the beginning through the classical period up to 50's, until the works of the recent years.

This exhibition is the result of a cultural partnership with the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Fondation de l'Hermitage in Lausanne and Arthemisia Group thanks to which it must be the loan of the large painting entitled Soir Bleu, the length of about two meters, the symbol of the human alienation and loneliness of the contemporary American life.

This strong theme, will be an inspiration for many other works by the American painter, such as Summer Interior, Nighthawks, Girl at Sewing machine and many others.

All the Hopper's paintings evoke stories and crystallize a special moments of men's life giving off a coolness and realism, sometimes exasperated.

Edward Hopper became soon one of the most popular and recognized painter, loved all over the world to be able to read the traits and stereotypes of the American myth, yesterday as today.

In other words, the painter, through his paintings, confirming its image of America, both through the landscapes, as well as the people immersed in this environment; his goal is to highlight the modern life's fractures through a great sense of desolation and loneliness.

An exhibition not to be missed in Bologna, from March 25th, 2016 July 24th in 2016. 

Morning Sun, 1952

Summer evening, 1947

Room in New York, 1930