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Ground Swell by Edward Hopper

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.

Get creative!
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.

Poems

Title:

sailing

Name:

Bennet

Hometown:

Age:

8

Title:

friendship

Name:

jessica

Hometown:

Age:

8

Title:

wind

Name:

chloe

Hometown:

Age:

8

Title:

Blue Sea

Name:

Carissa

Hometown:

Litton 80130

Age:

7

Title:

Brazen

Name:

Paul

Hometown:

Age:

-1

Title:

The Big White Sailing Boat

Name:

Risa

Hometown:

Virginia

Age:

7

Title:

The Day Of My Life

Name:

Kameron

Hometown:

Dayton

Age:

8

Title:

Sailing

Name:

Ahanu

Hometown:

Avondale Estates

Age:

9

Title:

Water

Name:

Marina

Hometown:

Naperville

Age:

10

Title:

My Dream

Name:

Jessica

Hometown:

genoa city nippersink

Age:

11

Title:

The Ocean

Name:

Ellen

Hometown:

Woonsocket

Age:

9

Title:

The Big Sea

Name:

Jacqueline

Hometown:

Brandonvillie

Age:

7

Title:

ocean bay

Name:

courtney

Hometown:

Radford V.A.

Age:

8

Title:

how much I love to read

Name:

kiara

Hometown:

toledo

Age:

10

Title:

Soaring in the Water

Name:

Dajuan

Hometown:

Romulus

Age:

10

Title:

Friendship

Name:

Ashley

Hometown:

Monroe

Age:

9

Title:

Sailing By The Sea

Name:

Ian

Hometown:

Hollis Hills, NY

Age:

6

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