Affiche Fondation Beyeler, Edward Hopper, Gas, 1940, Öl auf Leinwand, 66.7 x 102.2 cm. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. © Heirs of Josephine Hopper / 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich. © 2019 Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York / Scala, Florence

The exhibition shows works by Edward Hopper (1882-1967), one of the most influential American painters of the 20th century. The exhibition does not follow a precise chronology but focuses on specific themes. These include traffic routes, rocks, light and shadow, ships and lighthouses, people, houses and landscape, and the forest. These themes are essential for a good understanding of his work. The artist of the subconscious as a chronicler of his time, realism combined with surrealism. The exhibition includes watercolours and oil paintings from the years 1910 to 1960.