Monday, November 22, 2010


A Sesame Street version of Edward Hopper's iconic Nighthawks painting - one that is said to depict existential loneliness:

"...the nighthawks of the picture not so much as birds of prey, but simply as birds: great winged creatures that should be free in the sky, but instead are shut in, dazed and miserable, with their heads constantly banging against the glass of the world's callousness. In his Last Poems, A. E. Housman (1859-1936) speaks of being "a stranger and afraid/In a world I never made." That was what Hopper felt - and what he conveys so bitterly."

The Sesame Street version by analogy seems a depiction of that type of loneliness many dazed and confused children feel in childhood. A beautiful and moving take on a classic.


  1. That is very moving and sometimes I can relate to this. Very interesting painting indeed.

  2. I could stare at the painting for hours.


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