The early 20th-century American artist Edward Hopper was famous for painting traveling places, from hotels and gas stations to trains and roadside cafeterias. To de Botton, who presents a series of these paintings in his second essay, Hopper’s work offers viewers a chance to explore their own grief and loneliness through subjects and environments that echo their sense of unbelonging.
Edward Hopper Quotes in The Art of Travel
The The Art of Travel quotes below are all either spoken by Edward Hopper or refer to Edward Hopper. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of The Art of Travel published in 2002.).
Chapter 2 Quotes
The twenty-four-hour diner, the station waiting room and the motel are sanctuaries for those who have, for noble reasons, failed to find a home in the ordinary world—those whom Baudelaire might have dignified with the honorific poets.
Edward Hopper Character Timeline in The Art of Travel
The timeline below shows where the character Edward Hopper appears in The Art of Travel. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: On Traveling Places