detail from Emile Schuffenecker's "Portrait of Emile Bernard"

Wistful: Schuffenecker’s “Emile Bernard”

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Emile Bernard. Never heard of him, you say? Me neither (well, until I went to the MFAH recently). But doesn’t he seem fascinating? There he is, staring off into the distance, red hair framing a serious expression. He was painted by his friend, Emile Schuffenecker. The odd diagonal lines and bits…