Shade & Shadow Bowls

By Nan Young

Students will learn how to create a realistic illusion of light falling on an object using pastels. The lesson and technique will boost their powers of observation and enhance their ability to depict lighting and dimension in their artwork.

Edward Hopper 1882-1967

 A prominent American realist painter and print-maker, Hopper's urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflect his personal vision of modern American life.

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Hopper uses light and shadow to create mood very effectively. Bright sunlight and the shadows it casts, play symbolically powerful roles in his paintings such as Early Sunday Morning (1930), Summertime (1943), Seven A.M. (1948), and Sun in an Empty Room (1963). His use of light and shadow effects have been compared to the cinematography of film noir.

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