The only painting in which Edward Hopper depicts a cinema screen, New York Movie (1939) is one of the artist’s most compelling and spatially complex theater pictures. This work depicts three distinct features within the movie house: the screen, the moviegoers watching it, and the usher tasked with watching them. The space itself is an amalgam of hoppers on-site research from four New York theaters: the Globe, Palace, Republic, and Strand. Hopper’s wife, Jo, who posed for both the usher and the audience members, noted Edward’s struggle in bringing this painting together: “it is such a difficult subject…Not to be there as he looks – not even taken from any one theater – bits from all of them.” Examples from the 53 extant sketches show both the design flourishes characteristic to each theater, as well as certain architectural typologies common to all.
Photographed as part of the Exhibit Hopper’s New York on View at the Whitney Museum, New York City, Through March 5th, 2023.
Geminis are a unique breed. While they maintain a cool, extroverted exterior, they balance their impulses and indecisiveness. This contrast may make them confusing to others, but it’s the key to their dual nature and flexibility. You can learn more about what are Geminis like — their characteristics and their preferences– by reading a lot about them on astrological websites. If you or your loved one is a Gemini, you can also book a professional reading to get a better understanding of your personality traits. Continue reading The Gemini Man or Woman – How to Find Your Life Path Number→
It takes expert reflexes to snap a random spy pic before your target, er, subject, moves out of frame and the moment is lost to time. I captured this lady wearing a vibrant Pink Raincoat while viewing the Jasper Johns exhibit, Mind Mirror, at the Whitney Museum.
Why is it that when artists depict lady astronauts they are always wearing a full face of make up, I ask yez. Is it to let the viewer know that the character is merely a work of fiction and could never exist in real life? Am I thinking about this too hard? Probably.