Nolde, a Life – the biographical exhibition
A visit to Seebüll begins in the “Forum”. The elegant glass building was designed by Berlin architect Walter Rolfes, and houses Café Seebüll, the art school and the museum shop – but above all the permanent exhibition on the life of Emil Nolde.
In the light-flooded upper story, Emil Nolde’s life history is illustrated by family photos, newspaper articles, historical documents, and objects. They speak of his eventful life, in which the upheavals of the first half of the 20th century are reflected. Showing in the screening room is the continuous-loop documentary “Träume am Meer – Der Maler Emil Nolde” (Dreams on the Seas. The painter Emil Nolde) by Wilfried Hauke. In his striking portrait the filmmaker visits historic locations and uses staged episodes interspersed with historic footage to illustrate formative events from Nolde’s life.
You can purchase the film as a DVD in the Museumsshop.