Emil Schumacher Composition 1961

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Artist
Emil Schumacher 1912–1999
Title
Composition
Komposition
Date 1961
Medium Etching and aquatint on paper
Dimensions Image: 446 x 305 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1986
Reference
P77173
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Describing the development of Composition, Schumacher has said that the first line was purely instinctive, while each subsequent line was determined by the emerging pattern. He regarded making works such as these as a gradual process of discovery, which he compared to understanding a story as it unfolded. Although he acknowledged that recognisable figures could be detected within the surface of his works, Schumacher considered them to be predominantly abstract.

August 2004

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