Distant ViaductRobert Hofherr
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Signed on front
24 " h x 30 " w x .75 " d |2 lbs. 0 oz.
This work is a colorful update of a placid country scene. The viaduct gives the composition its dominant horizontal, and the arch shape is then repeated in the clouds, walls and hedges, and some trees in the foreground. The river bisects the work vertically, and "funnels" some of the tones used in the clouds into the rest of the piece. Detail is minimal, in favor of energetic paint handling. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished brown edges. It comes ready to hang.
Robert Hofherr avoids depicting a landscape exactly as he sees it or as the viewer might expect. Instead, he enjoys reimagining landscapes and painting his pieces indoors at a fairly rapid pace. The works of French Fauve artists Maurice de Vlaminck and André Derain initially got him interested in painting, and also influenced his decision to not use grey in his works. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his kids, walking his dogs and taking road trips to out-of-way places in the mid-Atlantic region. He currently lives in Maryland.
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Just a fabulous piece that grabs the eye when people see it on my wall. Extremely happy. Great artistry, Mr. Hofherr!- M Cellucci
I had everybody over to my house for a Robert Hofherr welcome party!! Hope this is the first of many pieces I will collect. So beautiful. Even my daughter, who typically does not share my taste in art, took one look and said, "Finally, we agree."- C Hastings