What was that painting?
August 19, 2007 1:40 PM   Subscribe

I am trying to identify a painting. It was by a 20th century American painter whose name escapes me. It was of a suburban landscape and slightly Hopperish.

A print was in a room I was staying in, but I never got around to taking down the details. The scene had nothing but buildings and landscape, and was looking down from above. The forms had been broken down into blocks of colour.
posted by Kiwi to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
your description is pretty vague. georgia o'keefe did a lot of city-scapes in her early career, like this one. or maybe grant wood, like this.
posted by Flood at 1:54 PM on August 19, 2007

Best answer: Something by Richard Diebenkorn?
posted by coevals at 2:02 PM on August 19, 2007

Best answer: richard diebenkorn?
posted by hecho de la basura at 2:05 PM on August 19, 2007

David Hockney
Cezanne has several paintings that are looking down onto houses in a landscape (click on his name on those pages for a long list of his paintings with thumbnails)
Jennifer Bartlett - not remotely Hopperish, but color blocky
Macke - again not Hopperish, but color-blocky
posted by LobsterMitten at 2:26 PM on August 19, 2007

Response by poster: Cheers guys, it was Diebenkorn. Well spotted.
posted by Kiwi at 2:30 PM on August 19, 2007

Response by poster: And hecho's link ('Cityscape') was the painting. Very nice it is, too.
posted by Kiwi at 2:31 PM on August 19, 2007

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