Big City Life

The loneliness of big city life was his subject: With cool realism, Edward Hopper showed apparently isolated figures in diners or hotel rooms at the beginning of the 20th century; his works have come to symbolize the melancholy of modern life. For the exhibition Modern Life. Edward Hopper and his Times, the Bucerius Kunst Forum will show six of Edward Hopper’s major works together with around 65 other masterpieces from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Works by such artists as Man Ray, Lyonel Feininger, Charles Sheeler and Georgia O’Keeffe will impressively illustrate the rapid development of cities, a central theme in American art prior to the Second World War.