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Emil Nolde (1867 – 1956)

German painter.
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Emil Nolde
Dualism is particularly important in both my paintings and my graphics. 'Years of Struggle 1902-14' Autobiography Berlin 1934
Nolde quotes
My aim, a new evaluation of nature, with the infusion of personal soul and spirit.
Art is exalted above religions and races. Not a single solitary soul these days believes in the religions of the Assyrians, the Egyptians, and the Greeks. And their races are exhausted, crossbred and spoiled. Only their art, whenever it was beautiful, stands proud and exalted, rising above all time. - 1911, quoted in Twentieth-Century Artists on Art.

Nolde Emil quotes
When inspiration took me I threw away my brushes, dipped an old paint rag into the paint and smeared around on the canvas in blissful intoxication.
Nolde Emil
Pictures are spiritual beings. The soul of the painter lives within them. 'Years of Struggle 1902-14' Autobiography Berlin 1934
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