Travailleurs aux champs, c.1890

by Claude-Emile Schuffenecker


MEDIUM: Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 32.3 x 40.2 ins/ 82 x 102.1 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed lower left corner


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    Here Schuffenecker is using bright colours and fluid brushstrokes for a saturated, rather post-impressionist composition. His striking palette of oranges, yellows, and minty greens underpinned by pink create a lucid and sharp aesthetic. Schuffenecker typically used vibrant colours throughout his career, particularly favouring blues and greens. This painting boasts his ability to create perspective, as the undulating hills roll away into the distance. In fact, in what was likely a Van Gogh-inspired technique, the entire piece seems to wriggle and writhe with movement and life.


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    Claude-Emile Schuffenecker (1851-1934) was a French Post-Impressionist painter, a peer and friend of both Paul Gauguin and Odilon Redon. Gaugin and Schuffenecker met while both working a steady job in a stockbroker’s, and together made the step into their professional artistic careers. Gaugin went on to paint ‘Schuffenecker’s Studio’, which now hangs in the Musée d’Orsay.

    With some inheritance behind him, Schuffenecker was also an art collector as well as a teacher, and became one of the first collectors of Vincent van Gogh’s works; he was subsequently a key player in establishing The Volpini exhibition, 1889. He supported many a fellow artist with his collecting, and himself had a solo exhibition at the  Librarie de l’Art Indépendant in Paris in 1896, showcasing seventeen paintings, twenty-one pastels and three drawings. His career ended with alleged scandal, being implicated in potential forgeries of Van Gogh’s works along with his brother, Amédée.

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