• What Makes Edward Hopper's Nighthawks a Great Painting?: A Video Essay

    1 month ago - By Open Culture

    “Even though you may live in one of the most crowded and busy cities on Earth, it is still possible to feel entirely alone.” Though hardly a novel sentiment, this nevertheless makes for a highly suitable entrée into a video essay on Edward Hopper's Nighthawks. Its creator is gallerist and Youtuber James Payne, whose channel Great Art Explained has already taken on the likes of Leonardo's Mona Lisa , Michelangelo's David , Andy Warhol's Marilyn Diptych , and Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights. Nighthawks , safe to say, makes a more immediate impression on us 21st-century...
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