Walking up the little Via di San Pietro in Carcere and entering the Vittoriano museum complex, you realize you are still on time (the exhibition is open until February 19, 2017) to make a fascinating journey through the huge production and all the techniques of a superb American artist, today considered as a classic of the 20th century painting: Edward Hopper.
From the Parisian watercolors to the landscapes and historical spots of the fifties and sixties, through more than sixty works, including masterpieces like South Carolina Morning (1955),
Second Story Sunlight (1960),
Summer Interior (1909)
to the interesting black and white studies
you can enjoy a path that celebrates the hand of Hopper, portraitist of solitude in contemporary American life.
The exhibition is really amazing and you’ll absolutely love the final video on Hopper’s influence on the cinema of those years. From Hitchcock to Michelangelo Antonioni, from Psycho to Rear Window and A Streetcar Named Desire, both interiors and urban landscapes in the cinema of the 50ies and 60ies are clearly inspired by Hopper’s (I would say) voyeuristic approach.