This study of a rural farmhouse is really about the interplay of basic geometric shapes: triangles, circles, rectangles and curved elements. In addition, the perspective of the lawn is tilted upwards to create a degree of visual uncertainty. Notice the garden at the right, which appears as an almost "floating" shape filled with circular elements. The Fauvist color palette is bold and uncompromising. The wrapped sides are painted brown, and the piece arrives ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

White on Blue

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

22" h x 28" 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.