National Gallery of Ireland opens exhibition of works by German painter Emil Nolde

A major exhibition of work by pioneering German Expressionist painter Emil Nolde (1867-1956) is being presented at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, from 14 February to 10 June 2018. Emil Nolde: Colour is Life is a collaboration between the National Gallery of Ireland, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Emil Nolde Foundation in Seeb├╝ll. The exhibition comprises over 120 paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, specially selected from the Emil Nolde Foundation, the artist’s former home in north Germany. It spans Nolde’s career from his early atmospheric paintings of his homeland right through to the intensely coloured oils, to his so-called ‘unpainted pictures’ – works done on small pieces of paper during the Third Reich, when Nolde was branded a ‘degenerate’ artist and forbidden to work as a professional artist. The works on show also include Nolde’s famous