Andrew Bonnycastle's painting of a couple of visitors at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City ponder Edward Hopper's 1929 painting The Lighthouse at Two Lights.

Beacon of Art

A couple of visitors at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City ponder Edward Hopper's 1929 painting The Lighthouse at Two Lights.  In his painting, Hopper isolates the dramatic silhouette of the lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine against an open expanse of blue sky.  The lighthouse at Two Lights seems to symbolize a resolute resistance, even refusal, to submit to change or nature. For Hopper, who had been summering in Maine since 1914, the lighthouse also signified a pleasurable reprieve from life in New York.

 

Oil on hardboard

9 x 12 Inches

2020

Available for purchase.

A couple of visitors at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City ponder Edward Hopper's 1929 painting The Lighthouse at Two Lights.