Against the Flow of Time: Michael Mann and Edward Hopper

The Insider

Below is a link to an essay I co-authored with my Lecturer Tim Groves. In this piece we explore the potential artistic influences on the American director Michael Mann, and offer a comparison between his work and that of the painter Edward Hopper.

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/screeningthepast/23/michael-mann-edward-hopper.html

Summer Evening

As a fan of both Mann and Hopper it was fascinating to explore their similarities as artists, especially their ability to capture a certain melancholic sensibility. Coincidentally, Hopper’s most famous painting Nighthawks (1942) resides at the Institute of Art in Michael Mann’s hometown of Chicago.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s