Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Edward Hopper's Haunted House in Maine

Edward Hopper, like many other famous American artists, found in Maine an inspiration to produce art that was as indicative of Maine's nature as it was of his own nature, not to mention his talent. 1926 found him painting a stark watercolor that cried keenly with the sort of yearning and emptiness that he found almost everywhere he went, if one is to judge by many of his works.
One of the best-known of his Rockland works is Haunted House (collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum), a depiction of The Atlantic House, an old boarding house, now destroyed, located at 5 South Street.

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