The Unique Use of Light in Edward Hopper’s Paintings

Why luminescence means more than illumination

Christopher P Jones

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Morning Sun (1952) by Edward Hopper. Oil on canvas. 101.98 × 71.5 cm. Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, U.S. Image source WikiArt

One of my favourite possessions is a stack of Edward Hopper postcards, each with a painting on the front. I look through them often. Some of the postcards I’ve pinned to the wall above my desk; others I use as bookmarks. They’re around me constantly.

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