Creating computer generated scene lighting in the style of Edward Hopper
The goal of this thesis is to study the lighting styles used in three selected Edward Hopper paintings: Morning Sun, Summer Evening, and Night Windows and to create an original, three-dimensional scene lit in a similar style. For a general understanding of the reference paintings, visual analyses were conducted before studying the lighting styles depicted in them. During the process of conducting this lighting study, the lighting styles in the three reference paintings were closely examined and digitally reproduced. The artistic inspiration gained from these three paintings and the lessons learned from the reproduction process are integrated into the creation of the original work which serves as the final project of this thesis. Consequently, the final project displays the lighting style represented in those of the reference paintings, refined by this researcherâ s own style. This study defines an approach to develop the digital lighting that can dramatically enhance the moods in realistic scenes referenced by lighting in the three Hopperâ s paintings.
Jo, Hee Yeon (2008). Creating computer generated scene lighting in the style of Edward Hopper. Master's thesis, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from