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Nighthawks is an American painting by Edward Hopper made in 1942. It was sold for $3000 at the time to the Art Institute of Chicago and is there since. It is popular piece of art similar to other famous artworks. It has been an iconic painting and have been parodied many times. The scene shows the pure Americana aspects. Nighthawks Analysis Smooth, toned-down colors are the style of the American artist. Though, his color pallet mostly includes the bright colors to give a certain attentions. The main element is the restaurant which is called as “diner” in America. Diners are small eating places with many or big windows in America. They are generally found near a street or roads just like the painting depicts. It is a casual scene. The man […]

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Exaggerated portrayal of a real place in Arles, France, Café Terrace at Night is much revered painting. In modern times, the real café on which the artist drew his painting is renamed as the Café Van Gogh and is reconstructed so it could look like the café in the painting. That’s the height of the painter in today’s time. Many visitors visit the café and stands at where Van Gogh placed his easel. As Van Gogh wrote in his letter to his brother Theo, the painting doesn’t depict the exact scenario of the place. The bright orangish-yellow and green texture of the café is the artist’s creation as well as the brightly blue starry night which artist described as a containing poor pale whitish light. […]

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