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NOLDE: A DEPARTURE THAT'S NOT A DEPARTURE

February 20, 2014

Tags: Emil Nolde

Emil Nolde. Phantasie (Drei Köpfe) (Imagination (Three Heads)), 1931-35. Watercolor, graphite and ink on Japan paper, 16.14 x 12.01 inches (41 x 30.5 cm). ENo 106. Courtesy of Van Doren Waxter and Beck & Eggeling
This bloody winter has gotten everybody down. I am so sick of snow I could scream, and, because I can't be sure of my footing in all the ice and slush, I've gotten out to only a few shows. However, one was “Emil Nolde: Expressions in Watercolor” (through February 28). And I don't regret that. (more…)