This work was inspired by the many Fauve scenes of waterways in rural France. The challenge here was to provide just enough detail to make the piece understandable without reducing the impact of the color palette and energetic paint handling. Compositionally, the river, riverbank and path all draw the eye into the center of the work, where the bridge connects to the buildings at the right. A second diagonal exists in the clouds at left. The sides are painted brown.

- Robert Hofherr

The Crossing

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

22" h x 28" w x .75" d
1 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.