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Edward Hopper, hyper-icône

Abstract : "This article tackles Edward Hopper from the point of view of his reception. Between the 1920s and 1980s, popular and academic criticism built a form of admiration for the Hopper persona. It defined a form of ambiguous Americanness, alternatively stressing a masculine Yankee nationalism or modernist alienation. The author suggests that the construction of a ``Hopperian fiction'' which is now prevalent was made possible by the aesthetic and political ambivalence of the painter. Only a historical reading of popular and academic Hopperian criticism and not simply an internalist analysis of his works can make us understand how Hopper-as-icon was built."
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Jean Kempf. Edward Hopper, hyper-icône. Textes et Contextes, Université de Bourgogne, Centre Interlangues TIL, 2019. ⟨halshs-02496018⟩



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