Six centuries of artistic creation
Landscape has pride of place in João Hogan's work. From the various artists who influenced him, Cézanne leaves a mark on his way of seeing and depicting landscapes. However, in the course of half a century of artistic production, João Hogan, recognised today as one of the most interesting Portuguese landscape painters of the second half of the 20th century, forged a very personal and independent path. Even though he lived in the city, his landscapes, especially from the late 1960s, rarely depict the human element. They are arid, uninhabited, silent and timeless, in a volume composition that unfolds across a sequence of planes as if in search of the essential, within a play on volumes and colour combinations in ochre, brown, and green shades that develop in an almost abstract topographical expression.
| Oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm
| GUARDA. Municipal Museum of Guarda