Instructional Video

Art/Architecture - Edward Hopper

What is going on here? The works of artist Edward Hopper invite viewers to image the story captured in his paintings. Introduce Hopper with an episode from the The School of Life playlist that focuses on the American realist.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask groups to copy the analysis techniques modeled by the narrator to analyze another of Hopper's paintings 
  • Have writers draw on details in the painting to craft a narrative that tells the story of one of Hopper's works
Classroom Considerations
  • Preview the film to determine if the images and commentary on Hooper's marriage are appropriate for your viewers
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • The film makers use backdrops that reflect the points being made by the narrator
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