Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Long Leg , Edward Hopper (1935)

Messing about on boats all summer is a holiday lived in the present; that’s the sense of this picture.
The boat remains still; it is the wind and water that move it along.
Hopper’s coolly beautiful painting of a sailboat off the New England shore perfectly expresses this curious fact about sailing.
And in conditions like these – a hot blue day, windless, the sun beating down on the blanched sand – the boat is lying almost motionless to one side, solitary as the characteristic Hopper lighthouse in the background.
Like the water itself, the painting is almost entirely composed in shades of blue.
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