Oil on hardboard
27 x 40 cm
This landscape painting demonstrates André Evard’s great admiration for Japanese art, especially for the well-known woodblock prints. This is particularly evident in Evard’s stylised rendering of the red clouds in the upper centre of the picture, which corresponds to the technique of printmaking.
Moreover, he modelled them with a black, strong outer line and created a volume through the colouring similar to style of the famous Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai. This stylistic device is not atypical for Evard. He used it over and over again in his paintings.
Regardings its shapes, the picture is dominated by the colours red and black, but through the clever use of light blue and yellow, the painter purposefully directs the viewer’s gaze to the upper centre of the picture.