While this bold proposition is the first of its kind for the American museum, Edward Hopper’s captivating decors have always inspired other artists and encouraged them to set it in motion. In 2013, the Austrian director and decorator Gustav Deutsch released Shirley, a journey into the painting of Edward Hopper, a full-length film composed of 13 scenes that each take place in one of the American artist’s paintings. A veritable filmic and pictorial odyssey, caught between narration and contemplation. 

 

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, is on until February 23rd 2020 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (Virginia), USA.