Self-portrait by Emil Nolde

Etching, 1905.


Art work details

Original Title :
Der Maler Selbstbildnis
Year of production :
Emil Nolde
Medium :
Original print, Etching
Ink, Paper
Dimensions :
height: 17.8 cms; width: 12.9 cms
Credit Line :
Purchased from Fischer Fine Art with MGC/V&A Purchase Grant Fund assistance
Copyright :
© Nolde Stiftung Seebüll
Associated Groups :
Die Brücke
Self Portrait, Etching, Nolde

During his brief membership of the Brücke, Nolde taught the other artists his etching technique, expressing subtle emotional and psychological feelings through use of dramatic light and shade (chiaroscuro). In this self-portrait his head emerges ghost-like from the dark layer of vertical lines, possessed of a strange earnest quality.

V & A Purchase Grant Fund

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