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Head of a Prophet, 1912

Emil Nolde

German, 1867-1956
Watercolor on Japanese wove tissue paper, mounted on thin cardboard
comp: 16-1/8 x 11-3/4 in. (41.0 x 30.0 cm); sheet: 18-3/8 x 13-7/8 in. (46.7 x 35.2 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection

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Trips to Russia, the Far East, and the South Seas influenced Nolde's subject matter, which ranged from ethnographic depictions of South Sea islanders to religious paintings, flowers, landscapes, and the sea.

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