Edward Hopper was a household name when he painted scenes on the streets of large cities, including restaurants and apartments. Hopper has become a household name this year for reasons that his paintings are being used as parodies to describe society during the age of Corona.
We presented a Photo Flick on April 10th with the empty restaurant scene, describing how the virus closed down all businesses and brought the world to a virtual standstill, at the expense of profit and normalcy- meeting people in public, engaging in outdoor activities or even venturing out. The scene was based on the 1942 painting Nighthawks.
This Photo Flick uses the Nighthawk backdrop but describes the restaurant scene again- this time with social distancing, mouth masks and the Smartphone. In short- communication on a totally new level.
I wonder if Hopper had been alive today how he would interpret this scene, as well as the other paintings he did that have been used as backdrop to describe what we’re dealing with today. If I was in his shoes, I would be…..