Girl at Sewing Machine
|Girl at Sewing Machine|
|Medium||Oil paint, canvas|
|Dimensions||48 cm (19 in) × 46 cm (18 in)|
Girl at Sewing Machine is a 1921 painting by Edward Hopper, now in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain. It portrays a young girl sitting at a sewing machine facing a window on a beautiful sunny day. The location appears to be New York City as is evident from the yellow bricks in the window. The exterior vantage point although present only aids in putting the interior activity in perspective.
It is one of the first of Hopper's many "window paintings". Hopper's repeated decision to pose a young woman against her sewing is said to be his commentary on solitude.
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