A short story on the works by Emil Schumacher. Being one of the proteges of Rudi Fuchs, one of the first exhibitions Fuchs curated for the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag was the exhibition on Emil Schumacher. Held in the ” Polak” zalen on the ground floor you could not avoid walking through the exhibition when you arrived by bike and entered the museum at the back. You had to pass these paintings ….and i found them unsettling. The many layers of paint on the canvas made me feel uneasy as i passed them. It felt i was walking passed a morbid crime scene. This way the painting was not only a 2 dimensional image but also a 3d piece of work because of the thickness of the paint.
I never learned to appreciate Emil Schumacher, but i know his exhibitions have drawn many visitors and the number of admirers is growing steadily.
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