Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks: The 2020 Edition

Back in 2014, this image won a con­test on a sub­red­dit devot­ed to Blender, “the amaz­ing open-source soft­ware pro­gram for 3D mod­el­ing, ani­ma­tion, ren­der­ing and more.” (You can down­load the free soft­ware here.) The image riffs, of course, on Edward Hop­per’s clas­sic 1942 paint­ing, “Nighthawks,” tak­ing its theme of lone­li­ness to new extremes–extremes that we’re just start­ing to get accus­tomed to now.

Find lots of back­ground infor­ma­tion on the orig­i­nal “Nighthawks” paint­ing in the Relat­eds below.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

Edward Hopper’s Icon­ic Paint­ing Nighthawks Explained in a 7‑Minute Video Intro­duc­tion

How Edward Hop­per “Sto­ry­board­ed” His Icon­ic Paint­ing Nighthawks

Dis­cov­er the Artist Who Men­tored Edward Hop­per & Inspired “Nighthawks”

Sev­en Videos Explain How Edward Hopper’s Paint­ings Expressed Amer­i­can Lone­li­ness and Alien­ation

The Art Insti­tute of Chica­go Puts 44,000+ Works of Art Online: View Them in High Res­o­lu­tion


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