Ohne Titel, Emil Schumacher
Emil Schumacher
Ohne Titel
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Emil Schumacher

Ohne Titel, 1960


Dimensions
101.0 x 81.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2152
Acquisition
Acquired in 1986 as a donation from the BHF-Bank Frankfurt am Main. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Emil Schumacher applies layer upon layer of paint. Powerfully and spontaneously he applies black, bursting strokes until a relief-like, roughened surface is formed, whose materiality is concentrated in the middle. The artist scratches some parts free again, until the canvas becomes visible. In doing so he not only points at the qualities of the paint, but also to the texture of the picture carrier.

His painting thus contains within itself the deconstruction of the illusion it encompasses. Influenced by the Informel artists Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier and Wols in Paris, Schumacher abandoned representationalism in the 1950s and created a dynamic pictorial language. 'Untitled' demonstrates his resolute and innovative adoption of French Informel painting, making him one of its most important German representatives. Blood-red and yellowish blotches appear apparently randomly out of the amorphous, earthy background, while black lines vaguely recall a torso. We can see in 'Untitled' the damaged world after the war or combine the expressive lines to form abstract forms and figures - but ultimately, Schumacher's painting defies any distinct attributions of meaning.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Ohne Titel (Original Title)
Title Translation
Untitled
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts: Schumacher 60

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 1986 as a donation from the BHF-Bank Frankfurt am Main. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D341 irregular quadrilateral
  • 49D322 curved line

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23.03.2020