Inspired by an old photograph, this Fauvist treatment combines exuberant brushwork with bold colors to create a very graphic image. Visual tension results from the various intersecting vertical, horizontal, and angled elements, and even the yellow of the sky serves to intensify the complementary purples and violets in the structure of the bridge. The sides are painted brown, and the work arrives ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

In the Shadow of the Bridge

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x 1.37" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Robert Hofherr
Belcamp, Maryland

Getting to Know Robert

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.