Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Railroad Sunset"

"Railroad Sunset" By: Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper painted this in 1929. He used oil and canvas. Edward was born in 1882 and died May 15, 1967. He was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. while he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes it reflected his personal vision of American life. Hopper derived his subject matter from two primary sources: one, the common features of American Life (gas stations, motels, restaurants, theaters, railroadsm and street scenes) and its inhabitants; and two seascapes and rural landscapes. One reason I really picked this painting was because I love sunsets. also I love the warm colors of this painting.

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