Emil Nolde: Colour is Life

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

14 July – 21 October 2018

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See the world through the eyes of one of Germany’s greatest Expressionist artists in this extensive exhibition of works by Emil Nolde.

Emil Nolde, Landschaft, Nordfriesland, 1920

Over 100 paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints by German Expressionist and great 20th-century colourist Emil Nolde make up this expansive exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Beginning with his early, evocative paintings of Berlin’s café and cabaret scenes and of north Germany’s wild geography, the exhibition covers the entirety of Nolde’s career – including the intensive works he produced on small pieces of paper under the Third Reich, when he was branded a ‘degenerate’ and banned from working.

Drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Emil Nolde Foundation in Seebüll, north Germany, the works powerfully underline the strong connection Nolde held to each of his subjects, translated through brushstroke, figuration and, ultimately, colour.

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Sun – Sat, 10am – 5pm Closed 25 & 26 Dec

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