barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Emil Nolde (1867-1956)

Prophet

Berlin, 1912

Woodcut

49.5 x 36.5 cm; mount 73 x 59 cm

 

In this deliberately roughly-cut woodcut of an unnamed prophet, the thick hair and beard merge with the blackness of the background.

Nolde pursued a unique spiritual path and sought to express his own, truly German, art.

Purchased 1996 (No. 96.5)

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