21 January - 9 May 2010. This exhibition devotes itself to examining the links between the art of German artist Emil Nolde and his relationship with Denmark. One of the first Expressionists, Nolde enjoyed numerous stays in the country at the turn of the 20th century; indeed this Danish love affair even resulted in his marriage to local woman Ada Vilstrup.
Nolde embraced the more bizarre, even grotesque elements associated with Nordic folklore and completed over 150 works directly influenced by places such as Lild Strand, Als and Copenhagen. A comprehensive collection of watercolours and drawings inspired by his beloved Denmark are on view.
Ordrupgaard (Charlottenlund) is 8 km north of Copenhagen. Directions: take train to Klampenborg or Lyngby Station, then bus 388 to Vilvordevej. From there the gallery is a two minute walk.
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Emil Nolde and Denmark
Ordrupgaard, Vilvordevej 110, 2920 Charlottenlund, Copenhagen. Tel. +45 39641183 www.ordrupgaard.dk