Edward Hopper at the Fondation Beyeler


Tim Marlow, director and CEO of London's Design Museum, chooses the best exhibitions to see this month, presented by Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Edward Hopper

Foundation Beyeler, Basel
26 January–17 May

EDWARD HOPPER, CAPE COD MORNING, 1950. © Heirs of Josephine Hopper I 2019, Prolitter is, Zurich Photo: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gene Youn.

Edward Hopper’s realist works are usually on display on American soil, but this time his canvases can be viewed at the Foundation Beyeler, Basel.

More than 60 paintings, in both oil and watercolour, including well-known pieces and rarer selections, will feature in a show of artist’s landscapes for the first time. In this genre, Hopper explored the relationship between humans and the natural world. The show promises to convey how in these snapshots of America’s East Coastline and urban landscape, he could demonstrate the environment’s effect on people’s inner lives.

Look out for his signature use of motifs of modern life such as streets, gas stations and sailing boats!

Edward Hopper opens at Foundation Beyeler, Basel from 26 January–17 May.

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