Emil nolde

Who is Emil Nolde?

Emil Nolde was born in 1867 in the Prussian Duchy of Schleswig to Danish peasants. He was fond of wood carving from a very young age and made a living out of it. He was interested in painting as well and did many portraits during his youthful days. Even now Emil Nolde expressionism paintings are in high demand.

Emil Nolde Expressionism artist
Emil Nolde Expressionism artist

Many people saw his paintings and word soon spread that the boy has talent. In 1906 he was invited to join Die Brücke, which means the bridge in German. It was an association of Dresden-based Expressionist artists who discussed and explored the various techniques and methods of Expressionism art.

The group invited Emil Nolde because they admired his “storm of color.”

What is Expressionism art?

Expressionism focussed on the use of vivid, non-naturalistic colors to convey emotions and subconscious feelings with little regard for an accurate representation of the subject.

As you will see below, you will find out that the objects are not in line with reality in terms of their shape and also the colors. But they made use of the colors in interesting and vivid ways which had a separate fanbase in itself.

In addition to rethinking the use of these fundamental elements of art, Nolde takes color and uses it in new, bold, and symbolic ways. He transferred these ideas subtly to watercolor paintings, which had not previously ever been associated with the medium.

To more about this art form, there is an interesting article about the same on the Art Story website.

List of top 5 Emil Nolde expressionism paintings

Pentecost – 1909

Pentecost - Emil Nolde expressionism paintings
Pentecost

The Last Supper – 1909

The Last Supper
The Last Supper

Seascape with Two Steamboats – 1930

Seascape with Two Steamboats
Seascape with Two Steamboats

Mocking of Christ – 1909

Mocking of Christ
Mocking of Christ

Burial – 1915

Burial
Burial

Adithya V

I have an innate interest in art and I am starting this blog to document some of the amazing things I learned. I would segregate my content in chronological order which would make sense for any beginner to read and make sense of it all.

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