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Emil Nolde: Expressions in Watercolor

January 2014


A well-known German Expressionist, Emil Nolde’s watercolors capture the transient moments of nature and human life with an unsurpassed vibrancy. Rich, luminous colors paired with the spontaneity of the medium create stunning impressions of the artist’s mind’s eye and experience. Often working with dampened paper and wet paint, this technique encouraged the interplay of color and organic form. Nolde’s works are frequently thought of as being in conversation with American Abstract Expressionism. Nolde describes his approach to making art as striving for “absolute originality, the intensive, often grotesque expression of force and life in the simplest form.” Powerful imagery matched with “violent color” create the foundation for his signature style. 

Essay by Jeffrey Hoffeld
Hardcover, 106 pages