Emil Nolde, ‘König und Narr’, 1906, Print, Woodcut on thin laid paper, Christie's
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Emil Nolde

König und Narr, 1906

Woodcut on thin laid paper
8 9/10 × 12 in
22.7 × 30.4 cm
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Emil Nolde
German-Danish, 1867–1956
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A wood carver and draftsman, Emil Nolde studied arts and crafts early on and eventually took up painting and printmaking as a full time profession at the age of 31. His intensely colored, gestural oil paintings of urban nightlife, biblical scenes, flower motifs, and landscapes are considered among the best examples of German Expressionism and admired for their intense psychological power. Traces of Primitivism are evident in his incorporation of exotic figures and masks, especially in his later watercolors inspired by a journey to the South Pacific. Likewise, among Die Brücke, a group of German Expressionists with whom he was associated, Nolde was considered the preeminent intaglio printmaker. He achieved rich tonal effects and textural results with a unique treatment of the copper plate.

Emil Nolde, ‘König und Narr’, 1906, Print, Woodcut on thin laid paper, Christie's
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Signed and dated in pencil, a very good impression of this rare early woodcut, one of approximately seven impressions of the second, final state, the full sheet, in very good condition
Block 153 x 219 mm., Sheet 227 x 304 mm.

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Emil Nolde
German-Danish, 1867–1956
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A wood carver and draftsman, Emil Nolde studied arts and crafts early on and eventually took up painting and printmaking as a full time profession at the age of 31. His intensely colored, gestural oil paintings of urban nightlife, biblical scenes, flower motifs, and landscapes are considered among the best examples of German Expressionism and admired for their intense psychological power. Traces of Primitivism are evident in his incorporation of exotic figures and masks, especially in his later watercolors inspired by a journey to the South Pacific. Likewise, among Die Brücke, a group of German Expressionists with whom he was associated, Nolde was considered the preeminent intaglio printmaker. He achieved rich tonal effects and textural results with a unique treatment of the copper plate.

Emil Nolde

König und Narr, 1906

Woodcut on thin laid paper
8 9/10 × 12 in
22.7 × 30.4 cm
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