EMIL NOLDE, A sea scenery, 1930
Having been a member of Die Brücke for a brief period of time, Nolde emerged as an exceptional German painter. His expansive use of colour replaced the contours of his subject and expresses itself with the power of unbridled emotion. A sea scenery fumes with dramatic colours and spews its rich nature like a recalcitrant volcano. Nolde’s work, though classified by the Nazi’s as the ‘entartete Kunst’ of German expressionism, even though, at that time, his work proved to have a somewhat impressionist inclination due to its suggestion of sensual pleasure.