Emil Nolde, aquarel, 1946

This German artist lived close to the Danish border and chose his artist name after his birthplace. He was an early expressionist and member of the German art group ‘Die Brücke’. During World War II, his work was classified as ‘degenerate art’, for that reason Emil Nolde was even no longer allowed to paint. Nolde withdrew to the coastal village Seebüll, where the foundation is still located today.

Under the name ‘Ungemalte Bilder’, he created a series of small watercolours. ‘Meeraquarell mit Boot’ proves his technical skill as well as his sense of stylistic innovation. With an unrestrained emotion, he replaced the contours of every subject with powerful expressive shapes in an expansive colouring.


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