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Emil Nolde, ‘White Lilies and Red Blossoms against a Blue Background’, 1945-1950, Galerie Bei Der Albertina Zetter
Emil Nolde, ‘White Lilies and Red Blossoms against a Blue Background’, 1945-1950, Galerie Bei Der Albertina Zetter
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Emil Nolde

White Lilies and Red Blossoms against a Blue Background, 1945-1950

Watercolour and chalk on Japanese paper
13 3/5 × 17 9/10 in
34.5 × 45.5 cm
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed bottom right Nolde
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Galerie bei der Albertina
Emil Nolde
German, 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, ‘White Lilies and Red Blossoms against a Blue Background’, 1945-1950, Galerie Bei Der Albertina Zetter
Emil Nolde, ‘White Lilies and Red Blossoms against a Blue Background’, 1945-1950, Galerie Bei Der Albertina Zetter
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed bottom right Nolde
Image rights
Galerie bei der Albertina
Emil Nolde
German, 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

White Lilies and Red Blossoms against a Blue Background, 1945-1950

Watercolour and chalk on Japanese paper
13 3/5 × 17 9/10 in
34.5 × 45.5 cm
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