Pastel on brown wove paper
Sheet: 63 x 78.5 cm (24 13/16 x 30 7/8 in.)
Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2014.2
This ethereal landscape exemplifies Schuffenecker’s best work in pastel. Massive lichen-covered rocks, heightened by flecks of mauve, dominate the foreground, dwarfing a tiny figure who pauses beside a fence to contemplate a golden field of wheat. The artist used a dense network of parallel strokes to create the effect of a shimmering mirage.
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