A German Expressionist painter’s take on Canary Wharf
German Expressionist painters have painted cityscapes before, but none of the painters that belong to the German Expressionist movement have done it with the kind of dynamic force that Hubert Roestenburg shows here. The painting comes alive with the hurried hustle and bustle of the street. All the elements are pulsating, the water, the sky, the buildings; you can almost hear the sounds of the city.
What’s so remarkable about Hubert Roestenburg’s paintings is the way it pulls you in, the way it makes you part of an experience that will live on forever.
Canary Wharf is located on the West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs. During the 19th century the area was one of the busiest docks in the world. The Canary Wharf owes its name to the Canary Islands fruit trade.
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