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Wim Schuhmacher

View of Corte, 1928

View of Corte by Wim Schuhmacher (1894-1986) has only recently been ‘discovered.’ It was donated to Museum MORE in 2019 by Mr M. Klep. His grandmother had bought the painting in 1928 shortly after it was created, and it remained in the family for 90 years. It has never been described in standard wor ... ks, but its style, palette, and depiction make it unmistakably a genuine Schuhmacher. The Corsican mountain town of Corte features in several of Schuhmacher’s works. He regularly travelled to Southern Europe to work there and visited Corsica several times. It was here that Schuhmacher developed into a Realist painter in the 1920s, although traces of Cubism can still be discerned in his work. Coincidentally, in 1928 M.C. Escher also made a depiction of Corte, with a cosy dreamy atmosphere and people walking about. Schuhmacher’s Corte, however, is almost unearthly, with seemingly deserted houses in mainly ochre, grey and blue. Not surprisingly, he was called the ‘Master of Grey.’
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Wim Schuhmacher
View of Corte
Oil on canvas
58.5 x 74 cm (h x w)
Type of object
© Wilma Schuhmacher

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