Emil Nolde. Expressions in Watercolor
Emil Nolde is one of the greatest watercolorists of the 20th century. In the field of watercolor painting, he reached a somnambulistic security in formal design and an unattainable virtuosity in handling colors. This book provides an insight into the significant world of motifs in Emil Nolde’s watercolors and presents a selection of the »Unpainted Pictures« that emerged while he was banned from painting by the National Socialists. The book also includes a facsimile print of a text by Paul Klee about Emil Nolde from 1927.
Emil Nolde made his first attempts at painting as a child on his parents' farm in the German-Danish border area. If he was having to use elderberry and beetroot juice for these paintings, then the childish joy of getting his own paint box for Christmas was huge. This is how Nolde's artistic work begins with watercolor, which he pursues with great passion until the end of his life. In his oeuvre, the watercolors are as equally important as the oil paintings and his graphic works. Particularly noteworthy are the »Unpainted Pictures«, whose motifs he later partially transposed into large oil paintings.
Artist: Emil Nolde
Editor: Ute Eggeling, Michael Beck
Text: Jeffrey Hoffeld
Design: Beck & Eggeling (Martina Löhle)
106 pages, 26 illustrations