Annual Exhibition

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64th ANNUAL EXHIBITION, 2020
EMIL NOLDE – “THE MAGIC OF THE SMALL FORMAT”

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Due to refurbishment of the Seebüll residential- and studio-house, for the first time in the Nolde Foundation Seebüll’s history the exhibition will not take place in that building, but in the visitor’s forum instead. In these specially reconfigured rooms we have the opportunity to focus on the small-format oil paintings, which cannot be displayed in the historic Painting Gallery due to their size. They represent Emil Nolde’s entire range of motifs: landscapes, seascapes, flowers, and figurative paintings. Some of them were intentionally created as small-format works, while others are sections of larger paintings, extracted by the artist himself, who cut until he judged the composition successful.

The majority of the works on paper are also small-format. We are illustrating for the first time that small-format drawings, pastels, and watercolours were an important component of his overall oeuvre. Besides sketches and studies, there are also full-fledged watercolours that are in no way inferior to the larger works.

This year’s presentation allows an intimate encounter with the superb art of the great colour wizard.

Dr. Christian Ring
Director of the Nolde Foundation Seebüll

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