When one thinks of Milton Glaser, many media, graphic and drawing styles come to mind. But most of us do not think of landscapes. Start thinking! The Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center has opened an exhibition from September 7 – November 4, 2018 of landscape prints that he has been doing for a number of years.
The opportunity to exhibit in Edward Hopper’s home is apt. The employ of light is a shared interest among other aspects of the natural world. The exhibition has drawn other similarities both overt and subtle between the two artists, including the influence of time spent in Europe as young men, the resulting decision of each to turn toward a different artistic medium, and a mutual love for the Hudson Valley.
“The exhibition at Edward Hopper House will feature numerous landscape explorations influenced by the late monotypes of Edgar Degas, which are also reminiscent of Hopper’s early paintings. In each case, Glaser begins with a drawing – in black and white or color – made from both memory and observation, notes the museum text. “He then uses a range of digital processes to layer a variety of patterns on top of and below the image, effectively creating a virtual lithographic press. This procedure, which enables him to discern and control the slightest changes in color, has resulted in a series of new works by Glaser that offer an at-once-familiar but unique perspective on the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley.”