A Northern German, Emil Nolde, the German expressionist, is a unique figure. Pre-dating his fellow expresionists by more than a decade, rooted to the brooding soil of his homeland and deeply attracted to its antithesis, the warm and exotic, he developed an oil and water color style that was as unique as it was powerful. In this book, dedicated to his oils, seventy-four of these works are vividly reproduced. At once colorful and sombre, sensual and spiritual, brooding and exuberant, Emil Nolde is an artist whose appeal is immediate but who invites longer contemplation. A book recommended to serious and informed art enthusiasts.