Stylistically, think of this as "Van Gogh meets Derain and they have a drink." This setting of a café at night uses a vibrant Fauvist color palette to increase excitement. The trees and the large curve of the buildings echo the round shape of the tables. Detail is minimized in favor of expressionist paint application. Close your eyes and you can almost hear the clink of glasses and the murmur of conversation. The sides of this gallery-wrapped canvas are painted brown, and it comes ready to hang.

- Robert Hofherr

Night at the Café

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.