german expressionist: emil nolde

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.