Analysis: Nighthawks By Edward Hopper

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Edward Hopper's painting titled Nighthawks is his most successful as well as the most well-known piece of art in America. The oil on canvas painting was completed on January 21, 1942, during World War II. Shortly after it was completed, it was sold to the Art Institute of Chicago where it currently resides. The painting depicts American urban culture in the 1940's and is based on a restaurant in Hopper's New York Greenwich Village neighborhood.

Hopper uses value and variety to direct the viewers attention through the painting. Outside of the diner, he uses dark, cold toned colors of blues and greens. This represents that it is night time, also indicating a sense of loneliness. However, inside the diner he uses bright, cream-colored walls

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