we are all bound to the earth with our experience of life

May 16, 2007
Quote and Presentation of the Moment
"Whether we like it or not," Hopper wrote, "we are all bound to the earth with our experience of life and the reactions of the mind, heart, and eye, and our sensations, by no means, consist entirely of form, color, and design." This was meant as a swipe at the Abstract Expressionists...
--From a Slate sideshow about the MFA's Edward Hopper exhibition. In my interesting as axiomatic good subjective morality, art about "stuff" will usually be more compelling than expressions that just use shape or color, so I see where he was coming from with that comment.