"Edward Hopper" at the Grand Palais in Paris
Paintings by Edward Hopper (1882-1967) have the deceptive simplicity of myths, a sort of picture-book obviousness. Each one is a concentrate of the hypothetical knowledge and dreams conjured up by the fabulous name of America. Whether they express deep poignancy or explore figments of the imagination, these paintings have been interpreted in the most contradictory ways. A romantic, realist, symbolist and even formalist, Hopper has been enrolled under every possible banner.
The exhibition at the Grand Palais seeks to shed light on this complexity, which is an indication of the richness of Hopper’s oeuvre.
It is divided chronologically into two main parts: the first section covers Hopper’s formative years (1900-1924), comparing his work with that of his contemporaries and art he saw in Paris, which may have influenced him. The second section looks at the art of his mature years, from the first paintings emblematic of his personal style - House by the Railroad - (1924), to his last works (Two Comedians -1966).
An exhibition organised by the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, in partnership with the Centre Pompidou.
- From 10am to 10pm : from wednesday to saturday.
- From 10 am to 8pm : on sunday and monday.
- Closed on tuesday.
- Open every day from 10am to 10pm during holidays (from October 27 to November 10, 2012 and from December 22, 2012 to January 5, 2013).
- Closed at 6pm on December 24 and 31. Closed on December 25.
Admission fees and rates
Full rate : 12 € / Reduced rate : 8 € (13 to 25 years old, families) / Free for children under 13 years old