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Art 1133 The Lighthouse at Two Lights The Lighthouse at Two Lights was painted in 1929 by Edward Hopper. It measures 29 ½ inches in height and 43 ¼ inches in width and was created with oil on canvas. The painting is currently on exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Hopper is recognized as a major realist painter of the twentieth century. His composition and focus on light effects and social scenes can be attributed to the influence of French Impressionists. The Lighthouse at Two Lights is a very beautiful and realistic work of art. This painting is of a Lighthouse sitting on top of a rocky hill against an open blue clear sky in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The hill side is full of warm summer colors. The bright sunlight creates the yellows, reds, and greens of the hillside to be lightly shadowed by the lighthouse. The lighthouse itself is a beige color. The light color of the sky, the darkness of the hill, and the medium shade of the lighthouse balance each other and create a focal
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Unformatted text preview: point drawing attention to the lighthouse. A Coast Guard station is connected to the lighthouse tower which is 120 feet high. From the view at which the lighthouse was painted there is no water to be seen. The texture appears to be mostly smooth with the exception of the bushes and the architectural lines. This painting is of horizontal orientation to the viewer. Edward Hopper felt The Lighthouse at Two Lights symbolized the impassive solitude of an individual seeing the change in an industrial society. From a distance I can understand how someone could easily confuse this painting for a photograph as it was intended to be. I chose this painting without a moment of hesitation because it personally means something to me. While I don’t usually look at painting of lighthouses I have a desire of taking photographs of them. Whenever I travel I have my camera ready. Lighthouses are historical as well as beautiful and should be preserved....
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course ART 1131 taught by Professor Judsonedwards during the Spring '08 term at Troy.

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