This work is about bold, Fauvist color, created by strong sunlight coming directly at the viewer. This causes a high degree of contrast, as well as intense color, such as the bright yellow and the dark reds, blues and violets. There is some distortion of the picture plane in the foreground, which helps to emphasize the shadows cast by the two trees and lamppost. Detail is minimized, allowing the bold color to take center stage. The sides of the work are painted brown, and it comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

The Corner Café

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 24" w x 1.37" d
2 lbs. 8 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.