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11 March 2014

See Emil Nolde's 'The Sea B' at Tate Modern

During a couple of recent trips to the Tate Modern, your author has been particularly taken with one work, painted by the German Danish Expressionist painter Emil Nolde during a stay on the German island of Sylt in 1930.

The Tate website tells us that Nolde wrote in his memoirs that he 'wanted to see the sea again in all its wild greatness. Thunderclouds came driven by hail-storms – lightning flashed into the sea'. Nolde went on to describe working on 'The Sea B' and a number of other canvases as being 'in a state close to ecstasy.’

For more, see http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/nolde-the-sea-b-t00865

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