Chapter 4 – New York at the Whitney

Isolation and the Modern

BY JULIE RAISCHE
If the city never sleeps, where does everyone go? Hopper’s 1921 Night Shadows is featured in the current exhibit at the Whitney. Hopper illustrates a lonely vision of the modern.  Despite the construction of impressive skyscrapers, modernity see…


Dem’ Bones

Bone carvings have been around for a very, very, very long time. They have historically been used as spiritual pendants and even “trial pieces” for metalworkers. Human bones have even been used to decorate catacombs in Italy and even whole church…


In THE crowd…

BY USAMA HUSSAIN
From my previous posts, it can be inferred that I am curious about the buzz, hustle and bustle and the level of “activity” in New York City, especially in Manhattan. Apparently, the “rich windows”, “huge ho…


Dialogue after a hard day

– What was interesting yesterday? – asked me my mind – Fieldtrip to Whitney Museum of American Art – answerd I to myself.- Really? Tell me something about it, please – asked it again.- Well, I met Russian guard there and we talked a little bit…&…


Behind closed doors…

The Edward Hopper exhibit, the first art exhibit I have ever entered, was intriguing. Every time I moved from one painting to another, I was in another life, each painting represented a life of its own, each telling a story. It fascinated me how much a…


Hopper is Strauss.

kiss – thelips, RED.likecheeks, ROUGED. likecrazy clowns withwhite skinlike (the girl)?Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967). Soir Bleu (1914). Oil on canvas. 91.44 x 182.88 cm (36 x 72 in.). Whitney Museum of American Art. © Heirs of Josephine N. …