Seascape. German Expressionism.

© Nolde Stiftung Seeb%C3%BCll

Evening Glow, 1915

Two boats float on a sea reflecting a dusky sky. The glow of the lowering sun illumines one, while the shadow of a cloud falls across the other. With powerful brushstrokes, rich color, and light, the artist merged water and clouds in a rhythmic whole, where sea and sky converge in a blur. The sea was a prominent theme for Nolde, who always lived near the water. Nearly ten years before painting Evening Glow, he had been in a small boat during a storm, and the image of sea and sky from that experience stayed with him.

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Nolde, Evening Glow (#324)
Details
Title
Evening Glow
Artist Life
1867–1956
Role
Artist
Accession Number
62.83
Catalogue Raisonne
Urban, 651.
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Seascape. German Expressionism.

© Nolde Stiftung Seebüll

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