‘We are all Edward Hopper paintings now’: is he the artist of the coronavirus age?
Known for his paintings that report deserted urban landscapes and isolated people, the American painter portrayed in his works of art the loneliness and alienation of modern life. According to Jonathan Jones, the Coronavirus pandemic has given new meaning to the painter’s work. “It is as if we all exist within a painting by Edward Hopper, according to a compilation of paintings by the painter that circulates on social networks,” says Jones. Right now we are coldly away from each other, sitting on our porches or watching empty cities from our lonely windows. If we are really living in Edward Hooper’s paintings, the crisis of loneliness may be imminent during social isolation.