the most beautiful painting: Nighthawks

What: Edward Hopper’s 1942 masterpiece, Nighthawks: For a more detailed view, go here. Why: Hopper was the first visual artist to perceive what film had done to the viewing public’s eye. Nighthawks is an establishing shot, similar to what you would see over the credits of a film noir. In this case, it’s 3:45 a.m. […]