Author(s): Averil King
The celebrated German Expressionist, Emil Nolde (1867–1956), created vivid and passionate oils and watercolors. Often incorporating vibrant colors and elements of fantasy, these paintings quickly imprint themselves on the viewer's mind. His graphic works, especially his etchings, have a delicacy and originality distinguishing them from those of his contemporaries. This introduction to his work, the first in English, sets him in his time and place for readers unfamiliar with his oeuvre. Averil King's perceptive and wide-ranging text investigates the themes that preoccupied the man and the influences that shaped his art.
Averil King's area of interest is the art of northern Europe and Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She has written about the Russian landscape painter Isaak Levitan, friend of Chekhov; the innovative Bremen artist Paula Modersohn-Becker; and now the celebrated German Expressionist, Emil Nolde. King is a regular contributor to Apollo Magazine, Art Newspaper and Country Life.
Preface Chronology Introduction Nolde's Wonderland - the Expressive Landscape Nolde's Place in the History of European Landscape Painting Nolde and Die Brucke Berlin and the Dance Religious Paintings and the Berlin Secession Still Lifes Travels Flowers and Gardens Graphic Work Watercolours, including the 'Unpainted Pictures' Legends and Sailors Bibliography