Lecture by Didier Ottinger «Les fantômes de Hopper»
Didier Ottinger, assistant director of the Centre Pompidou and the curator of countless international exhibitions of twentieth-century art, explores this field of tension between realism and the imaginary.
The lecture will be in French.
Admission to the museum included in the ticket price.
Edward Hopper (1882–1967), the painter of the middle classes, is often viewed as a representative of American Realism. When we look more closely at the solitary and melancholy figures in his pictures, however, they appear like phantoms, as if from an unreal world.
In collaboration with the Alliance Française, Basel, and the Société d’Etudes Française, Basel.