Eye Candy for Today: Heinrich Böhmer Landscape with Deer

Landscape with Deer, Heinrich Bohmer
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.

19 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Heinrich Böhmer Landscape with Deer”

    1. 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.

  1. 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 Charley.


  2. It’s amazing the variety of styles and textures different artists can achieve with a paintbrush. Bohmer has such a soft and gentle touch.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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