Landscape with Deer, Heinrich Böhmer
Link is to The Greatest of Art blog; there is another copy of the image on The Golden Kite Forum. I don’t know the location of the original.
Turn of the century German landscape painter Heinrich Böhmer had a wonderful touch with atmospheric perspective in his woodland interiors. I love the sense of filtered light dappled across the rocks, stream and forest floor.
Link: Landscape with Deer, on "The Greatest of Art" blog
19 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Heinrich Böhmer Landscape with Deer”
His son with the same name was also a painter.
Is this the son or the father?
This is the father. I don’t know much about the son.
It reads that this is Böhmer junior who painted ‘Eiffel landschaft’/landscape.
This is a lovely painting but I keep thinking about how many bugs the painter had to swat away while painting such an elaborate painting outdoors.
Thanks for the comment, Pyracantha. While I’m sure he worked on location to some degree, he may have worked on a painting like this in the studio, using location sketches as a reference. You’re still probably right about battling the bugs, just for the location work.
It conveys such a strong sense of ‘viewer presence’. I see that I have spooked a couple of the deer as I walk up along the creek in the early morning light.
Thanks for the comment, Bill. Yeah, he really tried to put us in the scene.
It’s amazing the variety of styles and textures different artists can achieve with a paintbrush. Bohmer has such a soft and gentle touch.
Thanks, John. Yes, there is a softness to the overall atmospheric quality.
This is beautiful, I love the way he captures the light. Is it oil or watercolour?
From 1876 Böhmer studied painting at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf , initially with Andreas Müller , Heinrich Lauenstein and Peter Jansen . From 1878 to 1883 he was a pupil in the landscape class of Eugen Dücker , from 1881 as its Meisterschüler . Böhmer preferably painted forest landscapes from the Harz , the Eifel , the Vogelgebirge and the Odenwald , which he had previously recorded in studies. He was regularly present in Düsseldorf and at the Berlin exhibitions. Böhmer was a member of the Allgemeine Deutscher Kunstgenossenschaft , the Association of Dusseldorf Artists for Mutual Assistance and Support (VdDK) and the artist Malkasten in Düsseldorf (1883-1922 / 1923). Böhmers’ son of the same name was also a painter. I love their paintings!
Spot the differences
When his son Heinrich, (Hendrik, Harry etc.) started to become a painter, Böhmer added an Ä (without diæresis or umlaut) to his own signature for der Ältere – the Older.
Thank you for the introduction!
Always my pleasure, Lynne.
very beautiful paints
I found another painting from Heinrich Böhmer in an auction archive which shows a similar subject.
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