Flower and gardens are central to Emil Nolde’s oeuvre, although he only began to paint his flower watercolours in around 1918/1920. These range from depictions of single blooms and carefully arranged still lifes, to flowers captured in flowing motion, from deftly applied layers of just a few, vibrant colours, to two-dimensional tapestries of texture and colour.
The technical assurance, the expressive vigour and intensity of the densely applied pigment, the blurred contours and accidental gradations correspond to the uniqueness of the subject, the vivid structures of the petals and leaves, as well as the special quality of each individual shade of colour.
Thirty of these flower watercolours are being published here for the first time in a small gift-book format.
English and German text.