Brandung. Um 1937. Watercolor with pen and brush ink drawing. Lower right signed. Titled and dedicated on the old accompanying backing board. On firm Japon. 18.2 x 12.9 cm (7.1 x 5 in), the full sheet.
Small study with a remarkable color density. With a photo expertise issued by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther from 16 November 2010. The work is registered at the Ada and Emil Nolde Foundation, Seebüll.
Emil Nolde attains the intensive color impression of his famous watercolors also in smaller formats. The light refractions at different times of the day and the sky's unusual colors high above the sea were crucial for Emil Nolde's interpretations. The unfathomable variations of the sea and the barren landscape were interpreted by Nolde in a richness of motifs that had neither been conceived nor captured by any other artist before him. With his watercolors and other works Nolde rendered unmatched homage to the northern landscape. [KD]