Emil Nolde (1867-1956) is one of the most important representatives of German Expressionism, but his close connection with Denmark – both biographically and geographically – also makes him a part of Danish art history. Nolde is known for the powerful, intensely colourful expression that typifies his subjects, whether they are depictions of flowers, figures or landscapes.
Over the years several thematic exhibitions have been mounted both in Denmark and abroad, but Louisiana’s summer exhibition is the first major retrospective presentation of the painter for several decades. The exhibition casts a present-day glance at Nolde’s extensive and composite oeuvre and seeks new perspectives on material well known to many people. It gathers up strands and addresses all the genres in which the artist worked. The 140 or so works in the exhibition, which cover the whole of the artist’s active period, comprise paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints as well as several works not previously exhibited