Since the epoch of the Renaissance, Realism has become a
recurring movement in art, which because of its variety, ranks above
different styles and style periods.
The painter Edward Hopper played a central role in American
Realism. Born on July 22nd, 1882 in Nyack, New York, he
created motifs of people in small towns and landscapes, usually
placed in motionless surroundings, filled with quietness and
melancholy. This quiet atmosphere was the main stylistic device of
his paintings, which ,with their distant coolness and strength, had
become a forerunner of Photorealism.
When Hopper died on May 15th, 1967 in New York, no one
imagined that he had established an almost timeless lifetime
achievement, which gained more and more attention the 1970´s
onwards. The pictures are predominantly assigned to the art direction Realism. The art works of the artist are dominated by the colors pastel, gray and black.