Emil Nolde

Südsee / The South Seas

In October 1913 the German Expressionist artists Emil Nolde (1867-1956) and his wife, Ada, joined a government-sponsored expedition to German New Guinea, travelling by way of Siberia, Korea, Japan, China and the Philippines.

Nolde had a life-long fascination with the art of non-European cultures, admiring its directness and expressiveness.

During his year-long trip he constantly drew and painted what he saw around him completely absorbed by the indigenous people’s close harmony with nature.

This little gift book presents around forty of the vibrant landscapes and portraits that Nolde created during his travels.

Published in the same year to mark the 150th anniversary of Emil Nolde’s birthday on 7 August 2017.

English and German text.

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