Women and a Pierrot (1917) by Emil Nolde

Women and a Pierrot - Nolde, Emil - 1917 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleWomen and a Pierrot
ArtistEmil Nolde
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions100.5 x 86.5 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationKunstsammlung Nordrhein
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About Women and a Pierrot

One of the many artworks by the artist Emil Nolde is “Women and a Pierrot”, an oil painting from 1917. This piece is considered a genre scene and seen in the light of its style, expressionism. The artwork measures 100x86cm and features two subjects: Women and a Pierrot. Currently, it is housed at the Kunsthalle Kiel.

Emil Nolde’s “Women and a Pierrot” has become one of his most iconic works. His use of colour and texture to capture motion and emotion draws viewers in with its expressive landscapes that don’t limit themselves to any particular time or place. With this work, Nolde captures moments in time that exist both within and outside the context of contemporary society, allowing those who experience this artwork to step away from reality for a moment.

The themes used in “Women And A Pierrot” are also present in many other works by Emil Nolde, including his 1912 painting “Saint Mary Of Egypt – Death In The Desert” which explores death in abstract ways as it’s told through an emotional story set against vibrant colours. What perhaps sets these two works apart is the intensity of emotions they evoke; while “Women And A Pierrot” might seem like more naïve work compared to “Saint Mary Of Egypt – Death In The Desert” , its symbolic nature tells an equally powerful story.

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