Today’s Birthday: Emil Nolde (1867)

Today’s Birthday:
Emil Nolde (1867)

Nolde was a German painter and printmaker. Fervently religious, he often painted supernatural imagery, such as demonic heads and mystic appearances. Impressed by the art he saw on a 1913 expedition to the East Indies, he began to paint brooding landscapes and colorful flowers. As a printmaker, he was noted for his crudely cut, stark black-and-white woodcuts. Though he was an early advocate of the Nazi party, the party condemned his art and forbade him to paint. What did he do instead? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

'The Prophet', woodcut by Emil Nolde, 1912, private collection ‘The Prophet’, woodcut by Emil Nolde, 1912, private collection

Emil Nolde, 1915, Die Grablegung (Begravelsen, The Burial), oil on canvas, 87 x 117 cm, Stiftung Nolde, Seebüll

Emil Nolde, 1915, Die Grablegung (Begravelsen, The Burial), oil on canvas, 87 x 117 cm, Stiftung Nolde, Seebüll

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