Edward Hopper was an American realist oil painter. His work is a reflection of how he viewed America at that time. The 'Tableau Vivant' style paintings are evocative in that although they can be perceived differently they are all expressing narrative and the layout of the surrounding he has painted along with the figures tell a story.
Summer Interior (1909)
Statement (1953) by Edward Hopper : "
'Office at Night' (1940)
What is intriguing about Hopper as he is aware of the power of the subconscious mind and how subtle arrangements in his paintings can evoke emotional connections with the viewer “So much of every art is an expression of the subconscious that it seems to me most of all the important qualities are put there unconsciously, and little of importance by the conscious intellect.” (Hopper:1939)