Monday, September 29, 2008
Emil Nolde Retrospective opens at the Grand Palais in Paris
PARIS - German expressionism is a new subject in France. Emil Nolde (1867-1956), one of the main representatives of the movement, has never had a retrospective. For the first time in France, an ambitious exhibition pays homage to this great figure of modern art by bringing together ninety paintings (including the polyptych Life of Christ from the Nolde foundation in Seebüll, Germany) and seventy watercolours, engravings and drawings. This ensemble is presented in a chronological sequence divided into themes (The Enchanted Mountain, A Country, Fighting Years, Bible stories and legends, Graphic Work, Berlin Night, World, Homeland, ”Fantasies” and “unpainted painting”, The Sea). For the general public, it will be a discovery; and for connoisseurs, a unique opportunity to see paintings brought together from all over the world illustrating his entire oeuvre. On exhibition through 19 January, 2009.
Source: Art Knowledge News