Realist Painter Edward Hopper Gets A Digital Update In These Animated GIFs
The American painter Edward Hopper—the man who brought the world the iconic diner-set Nighthawks which became a meme long before the internet was around—gets an animated update in these stylish GIFs from Spain artist Ibon Mainar.
Subtle movements are added to the shadow-strewn, stoic paintings of scenes from urban American life—scenes that are imbued with emotions like loneliness and boredom. So we get curtains and dresses twitching as if moved by the wind or changes in color to denote the movement of light, or the nodding heads of the diners in Nighthawks. The movement inherent to these iconic paintings, arising from Hopper’s play with light and shadow, are given another dimension by the GIF format.
[via The Gallery]