Understanding Edward Hopper’s Lonely Vision of America, beyond “Nighthawks”

For an image so often associated with loneliness, ’s Nighthawks (1942) is strangely seductive. Solitary, hunched figures perch on stools along the slender countertop of an all-night diner. Bright overhead lighting casts a theatrical play of shadows on the deserted sidewalk outside, with the sleek, curving form of the diner’s long window intersecting with the grid of storefronts behind.

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