Oil on canvas, 36 x 50 inches
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Museum Purchase, William A. Clark Fund, 1943
(c) 2003 the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Look at this!
Does this scene of people on a boat look like other sailing pictures you have seen? For many people, Edward Hopper's painting Ground Swell is mysterious and dreamlike. Who are these people? What are they looking at? Are they talking to each other? Are they having a good time? The painting asks many questions that each viewer must answer.
Write a poem describing what happened before the moment shown in Hopper's Ground Swell. How did these people end up on the same boat? Where are they going? What time of day is it?
Write a poem about this art. Click here to write.