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Kevin Wolf

I can see the leap from your view of the lighthouse to Hopper, regardless of the light. Saw the great Hopper retrospective at the MFA Boston a couple of years ago. In life, the color isn't quite what you might have expected.

Meanwhile, I have no idea what Pretty Little Liars is, even with a look at the link.

The Heretik

You may recall from my previous life. I have a particular love for Hopper, most for his appreciation of light. And a certain inner shadow. His work without a human in the frame always possess a very certain but unsaid optimism. Those with a human accent, usually a woman's appearance, are less light. Some would say all is saved by the artist's loving hand.


I can see the inspiration, too. I've always liked Hopper, though I usually find myself becoming combative with critics who want to see his work as being about alienation and anomie. Myself, I find his portraits - both of people and of places - to be more thoughtful, contemplative, and inward looking, and I enjoy the peacefulness they elicit in me.


My favorite Hopper-esque moment on television was on Mad Men- the one titled "Maidenform" perhaps.

It's a scene of Joan, alone in her bedroom at night, contemplative. She's in 3/4 profile, her back to us, massaging the marks her bra-straps have left on her shoulders after a very long day. Lost in thought, wordless. The camera pans slowly, it's a lingering moment. And very subtle, unmistakeably invoking Hopper. It had a certain beauty, that scene.

Dr X

I can see Hopper in that image, too. Have you seen Gregory Crewdson's photographs?

Lance Mannion

Dr X, I think only the ones Norman Buckley included in his post. But I've put his book on reserve at the library.

Dr x

Good grief, how did I miss that?

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