Hohe See unter violettem Himmel. Um 1930 /1935. Watercolor and opaque white. Lower right signed. On Japon. 36.5 x 50.3 cm (14.3 x 19.8 in) , the full sheet. Proceeds of this work will go to the construction of a Buddhist world peace stupa in Grafenwörth, Lower Austria. For more information on the project visit www.friedensstupa.at.
With a photo expertise from Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther, dated 2 July 2017.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Vienna.
"My senses have always been captivated by everything primal. The vast and rough sea still is in its primal state, just like wind, sun and the starry sky are almost the same as they were fifty thousand years ago." Emil Nolde in his autobiography (II, 197)
"Emil Nolde experienced and adopted the sea as an elemental force from an early point on. "Everything primal enthralls my senses", noted the artist in his autobiography. This characteristic feature of the motif offered him infinite possibilities in his watercolors by employing the color, with all its rich diversity and unrestrained power, as an essential means of expression, unfolding the virtuous play as a natural event from the color alone. Sky and sea interfuse one another and form a wild yet steadfast unity." Prof. Dr. Manfred Reuther