Emil Nolde

Emil Nolde has been a very influential and inspiring artist for me over the last couple of decades. I was first introduced to Nolde's work by my watercolor teacher, Inessa Derkatsch, in the late 1970's. Inessa was a great Nolde fan, and we spent much of our studio time doing paintings in the Nolde style. Although Nolde did figures, flowers, and landscapes, it was his landscape paintings that fired my imagination. His expressionistic use of colors and shapes suggests higher dimensions that we can vaguely sense but not yet see. Soon we will be able to exist in those higher dimensions. Indeed, the purpose of my art and some of contempory art is to help us enter those higher dimensions.

To view some of Nolde's landscape paintings, look for a copy of the book "Emil Nolde - Landscapes", Praeger Publishers, English Translation 1970 Pall Mall Press. Although the book is out of print, you may be able to find it at a local library or order it from a used book dealer or from amazon.com. I have also found several web sites with Nolde images, although the reproductions are not nearly as impressive as in the above-mentioned book.


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