This doesn’t really look like a painting by Edward Hopper. For one thing, the light is wrong.
But this morning when I looked at the Saugerties Lighthouse from this angle, my imagination, sparked by my habit of reflexively comparing all lighthouses to paintings of lighthouses by Hopper, “saw” it as a Hopper painting.
Actually, in color and tone and mood, it reminds me a bit more of some of Hopper’s paintings of Gloucester.
The Italian Quarter.
If you really want to see some Hopper paintings brought to life or life rendered as a Hopper painting, you should read Norman Buckley’s blog post. Buckley is one of the directors for the TV series Pretty Little Liars and a Hopper fan and when he’s seen the chance, he’s made his love of Hopper’s work clear.
Remind you of anything?
Click on the image to see what Buckley was going for.
And read his whole post, Hopper and Teen Noir.
Also, nice story from NPR on Gloucester as an inspiration to Hopper.
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