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Chop Suey

Edward Hopper

Chop Suey

Edward Hopper
  • Date: 1929
  • Style: Social Realism
  • Series: 'Window' paintings
  • Genre: genre painting
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: furniture-and-decoration, cafes-and-restaurants
  • Dimensions: 96.5 x 81 cm

According to art scholar David Anfam, one "striking detail of Chop Suey is that its female subject faces her doppelgänger." Others have pointed out it would not be so unusual for two women to be wearing similar hats, and that it is presumptuous to claim doppelgängers when one subject's face is not visible to the viewer. The painting has an interior subject matter, being inside of a cafe, and does not focus on any one given figure. As with many of Hopper's works, the painting features close attention to the effects of light on his subjects.

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