Second Story Sunlight is an oil on canvas dated 1960 painted by the American artist Edward Hopper and kept in New York at The Whitney Museum of American Art. Framework with strong contrasts between light and shadow the painting shows a raised floor with a typical American house with high sloping roofs. In this sun-drenched veranda there are two female figures, the youngest in a bathing suit sitting on the windowsill looks with longing for the sunlight, and an old woman sitting against the wall of the house with her eyes bent over a piece of paper intent on to read. On the right to frame tall dark trees of a forest. Second Story Sunlight is an ambiguous framework. The second floor in the sun is not just about the house, but about the two figures in the veranda, where youthful dreams and drives crash against the wall of everyday life's flat routine. The Second Story Sunlight print on canvas brilliantly reproduces all the chromatic relationships present in the original work. The strong contrasts between light and shadows on the houses are printed on canvas without losing the connotations of the original painting painted by Hopper. The brushstrokes present in the shadows and in the areas affected by the sun, are reproduced faithfully thanks to the fine art printing technology called Giclée, which makes use of eight colors against the four traditional offset printing. To the printing on canvas of Hopper, Second Story Sunlight, one can add the paint effect brushstrokes stretched by hand with the help of brushes. This particular varnish, transparent and not toxic has the characteristic of leaving the mark of the striking brushstrokes visible both to the eye and to the touch like real oil paintings. For the insertion in the Shopart environment, a colored border chosen by the customer is proposed for the edge of the canvas frame. This colored border acts as a frame and helps to insert the picture even in environments characterized by contemporary design.
|Title||Second Story Sunlight|
|Original size||cm 101,9 x 127,4|
|Main color||No Color|