This work is about contrast, as the mostly geometric facade, rendered in bright, warm tones, is in stark opposition to the surroundings, with a darker, cooler palette and the large curved tree trunks. The trees also act to "frame" the building's entrance, increasing the visual tension. Think of it as a modernist treatment of a classical subject. The sides of the gallery wrapped canvas are painted brown, and it arrives ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

24" h x 30" w x .75" d
2 lbs. 6 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.