Blog assignment


Look at the above painting, Edward Hopper’s famous Nighthawks (1942). This painting was inspired by the Hemingway 1926 (very) short story “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” which you can, if you wish, access at www.mtbauld.com/hemclean.html .

What unique and complex mood is expressed here? Get into it, describe it imaginatively, evoke it, don’t just name it.

Then write a paragraph the following questions. How might on the ground experience with the newly modern, electrified, urban world—with cities like Manhattan—help someone identify, single out, and then seek, need, no, want to create something to express this unique mood? What kind of literal experiences might contribute to this?

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