Luis Fernandez Hebrero, the Madrid, Spain born impressionist painter is influenced by the mountains of Campillo de Ranas during the summer and his hometown of Torero de Ardoz year round. Love of nature drew Luis Fernandez Hebrero to study biology at the University of Alcala de Henares in Madrid, Spain. While studying, Luis Fernandez Hebrero travelled throughout Europe and suddenly the imagination of Luis Fernandez Hebrero was captured by the great masters like Velazquez, Tiziano and Rembrandt. This shifted Luis Fernandez Hebrero to begin studying art. This unique duo of backgrounds in both botany and art allows Luis Fernandez Hebrero to capture the landscape of his beloved Spain in a unique and distinct manner.
“Paisage 2” Luis Fernandez Hebrero
In the striking painting, Paisage 2, translated to mean “Landscape 2″, Luis Fernandez Hebrero uses the advantage of a high viewpoint to lay out a scenic Spanish village before us on canvas. The unique technique of Luis Fernandez Hebrero is immediately recognizable. Though technically an impressionist artist, you can see influences of cubism and pointillism in Luis Fernandez Hebrero’s work. Using large square, succinct blocks of color, and the image of Luis Fernandez Hebrero’s village takes form. By examining the edges of the swatches of paint, one can see that Luis Fernandez Hebrero probably uses his palate knife to create Paisage 2, instead of the traditional brush. Close-up, the scene becomes an abstraction of rectangular hues, and when taking a step back, Luis Fernandez Hebrero’s detailed and beautifully composed landscape takes shape before your eyes.
Luis Fernandez Hebrero is a master of color. Luis Fernandez Hebrero is uses violets and grapes to resemble countryside filled with blooms, grayed greens to symbolize the rolling, grassy hillside. Burnt oranges makeup the rooftops of the white buildings in the town Luis Fernandez Hebrero depicts. The light Luis Fernandez Hebrero captures in his landscapes seems to brighten his paintings from within, making the work glow with a golden cast. When looking at a painting by Luis Fernandez Hebrero, one is grateful for his background in botany and art, and the ability of Luis Fernandez Hebrero to capture the resplendence of the natural world alongside the old world towns of Madrid in such a expert manner.