Sunday, September 12, 2010

Nighthawks

The most famous painting by American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is a very fitting continuation by the previous 9/11 post. Not only does it depict a New York landmark that is no longer there (the diner at Mulry Square), but it was actually painted immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, a striking parallel to the terrorist attack. More on Hopper in the wikipedia article linked to below.