Conférence : « Hopper, peinture, architecture, cinéma »

Hopper, peinture, architecture, cinéma


September 27, 2012 6:00pm Terra Foundation for American Art Europe (Paris, France) Jean-Loup Bourget and Géraldine Chouard Over the past thirty years, interest in the work of Edward Hopper has increased exponentially. His paintings, often viewed as condensed images of the American scene and emblematic of solitude and alienation, have been extensively “quoted” by filmmakers from Alfred Hitchcock to Wim Wenders and Andrzej Wajda. This dialogue will examine the link between the paintings of Hopper and architecture, whether in Paris or New York, portraying settings urban or rural, facades of buildings or interiors of apartments and movie theaters, at once melancholic and dreamlike. This dialogue will be held on the occasion of the Semaine des cultures étrangères à Paris organized by the Forum des instituts culturels étrangers à Paris in parallel with the major Edward Hopper retrospective opening on October 8, 2012 at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais in Paris. Jean-Loup Bourget is professor of film studies at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and was previously professor of American literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle (1987–2002). A specialist of classic Hollywood cinema, he has published on Altman, Ford, Lang, Lubitsch, and Sirk. Recently he edited Genesis, a special issue of “Cinéma” (Jean-Michel Place, 2007, with Daniel Ferrer), Le classicisme hollywoodien (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2009, with Jacqueline Nacache). Géraldine Chouard is professor at the Université Paris-Dauphine. Specializing in visual arts of the United States, she is particularly interested in photography, painting, and patchwork. Her latest publication, Eudora Welty et la photographie : Naissance d’une vision, was released by Éditions Michel Houdiard in 2012. She is currently working on a special issue on Edward Hopper for Transatlantica to be published in 2013. The workshop will be held in French. Free admission, reservations required. Terra Foundation for American Art Europe 29 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris Tel +33 1 43 20 67 01

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