Cape Cod Morning
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- Edward Hopper, born Nyack, NY 1882-died New York City 1967
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- In Cape Cod Morning, a woman looks out a bay window, riveted by something beyond the pictorial space. She is framed by tall, dark shutters and the shaded façade of the oriel window. The brilliant sunlight on the side of the house contrasts with the blue sky, trees, and golden grass that fill the right half of the canvas. The painting tells no story; instead, the woman’s tense pose creates a sense of anxious anticipation, and the bifurcated image implies a dichotomy between her interior space and the world beyond.
- Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
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- Edward Hopper is one of America's best known and most time-honored artists. A realist who was internationally acclaimed during his lifetime, Hopper painted characteristic American subjects, from movie theaters and restaurants to New England lighthouses. The still pose of the figure and dramatic light and shadow in Cape Cod Morning evoke tense anticipation in an isolated place.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum: Commemorative Guide. Nashville, TN: Beckon Books, 2015.
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- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation
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- oil on canvas
- 34 1/8 x 40 1/4 in. (86.7 x 102.3 cm.)
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- Painting and Sculpture
- On View
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1st Floor, South Wing
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Landscape\Massachusetts\Cape Cod
- Figure female\knee length
- Architecture Exterior\detail\window
- Architecture Exterior\domestic\house
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