In this painting, Robert Richter depicts a view of a park, the image dominated by the massive form of a lush green tree. The painting resembles the compositions of such Abstract Expressionists like Mark Rothko, though here the fields of color are reinterpreted literally as fields of grass and foliage. Like the color in Rothko's paintings, Robert Richter's tree has an overwhelming and spiritual presence, but this presence is contained by the close cropping of the image. The result is a conflict between the power of nature and the creative power of the artist.
42 x 24 inches, painting
49 x 31 inches, frame
Titled, dated, signed in pencil & stamped with initial on verso
Housed in a frame of the artist's design and construction