12 Nov 2005-26 Feb 2006. Founded in 1825, the GL Strand is the oldest gallery in Denmark and its policy is to present historical themes in art from a contemporary viewpoint. This exhibition of German expressionist Emil Noldes oils and watercolours from 1913 to 1914, painted during an ethnological expedition to the East Indies, is in keeping with this aim. Infused with warm, strong colours and light, these paintings contrast strongly with the austere brooding landscapes and violent religious works for which the painter is primarily known. Nolde, himself extremely religious and racked by a sense of sin, was impressed by the power of unsophisticated belief that he found in the Far East. On his journey he also became aware of the damage done by Europeans to local culture, noting that even Chinas venerable civilization was not immune. We live in an evil era in which the white man brings the whole earth into servitude, he said. This is the first time this body of Noldes work has been exhibited in Scandinavia. Admission Dkk45, concessions Dkk30, under 16s free. Tues, Thurs-Sun 11.00-17.00 (including public holidays), Weds 11.00-20.00.
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Emil Nolde in the Southern Seas.
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