Emil Nolde wrote emotionally about color; excerpt from
German expressionist painting
By Peter Howard Selz
Colors, the materials of the painter; colors in their own lives, weeping and laughing,dream and bliss, hot and sacred, like love songs and the erotic, like songs and glorious chorals! Colors in vibration, pealing like silver bells and clanging like bronze bells, proclaiming happiness, passion and love, soul, blood, and death.