Today, Emil Nolde is said to be one of the most famous and influencing artists of the Expressionism. However, he also had a good feel for the production of hero's tales as he had been regarded a victim of the National Socialists, who considered his art "degenerated" and banned him from his occupation, for a long time. Today, this telling is called into question by many scholars as one got to know that Nolde indeed was an anti-Semit himself and declared his support of the National Socialist doctrine in public. But how is this knowledge accompanied by the legend of an artist who lived a secluded life? The historian Dr Bernhard Fulda from University of Cambridge conducts a research project to answer this question. For this, he analyses documents, which until now have not been published, and tries to shed new light on the myth Emil Nolde.
Dr. Bernhard Fulda
Series created by
Gisela Graichen and Peter Prestel