Nolde Museum Seebüll – along the Germany-Denmark border route
Emil Nolde is one of the most controversial contemporary artists. It is less his art than his ideology that is controversial. But it was of little use to him at a time when he thought he could use it. The Nolde Museum Seebüll near the Danish border offers an exciting cross-section of his work. Before doing this, you should forget everything you thought you knew about Nolde.
Around 140 works by Emil Nolde are regularly shown in the Nolde Museum. These are made up of graphics, watercolors, paintings, handicrafts and the “unpainted pictures”. The exhibition at the Nolde Museum Seebüll regularly includes exciting changing exhibitions.
But these exhibitions alone are only part of Emil Nolde’s biography that can be discovered here. Because the overall impression includes the architecture of his house, in whose rooms the museum has moved. Likewise, the scenic and cultural surroundings of the border region and northern North Friesland and, last but not least, the much-noticed Nolde Garden.
Emil Nolde designed his home and studio himself and had it built in 1927. Before that he lived temporarily on the neighboring Friesenhof to the east. In doing so, he leaned on the young Bauhaus architecture of the 1920s. He consciously accepted the strong contrast between his chosen architecture and the traditional surroundings. He erected his new building on a terp in order to meet the surrounding courtyards at eye level.
On the ground floor of his residential and studio house, you can admire some of the originally furnished rooms. In addition to his living rooms, the studio is also on the ground floor. Here you can discover his most famous religious images. The picture room, which was very modern for its time, with its narrow, high windows, is just as exciting. Incidentally, this was only added to the existing building in 1937.
The self-designed Nolde garden that surrounds the building is just as beautiful to look at. But the Nolde Museum and the Nolde Foundation Seebüll are much more than an exhibition. Numerous seminars, events and child-friendly offers make a discussion exciting for all generations. A modern café rounds off the trip to the Nolde Museum Seebüll. The children look forward to a uniquely designed playground that expresses the elements of the painting.