Welcome

This is the online registration site for the Lecture Days: "I want so much for my work to grow out of the material…" Emil Nolde's Painting Technique, 02/03 December 2021 (two half days), hosted by the Doerner Institut, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich. All lectures and Q&A sessions will be held in English.

  • To register as a participant for the virtual event, please choose "Register as attendee". During the process you will be asked to create an account. This account enables you to login later, using the login box on the left side, to check your documents (invoice & ticket) or change your personal data. The lectures will remain available online for the participants of the virtual event until 15 December 2021. Registration fee: 20 € (Regular) / 10 € (Students)
  • Due to the current pandemic situation, a participation on location at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, will not be possible

For further information, please, download the first announcement here.

The detailed programme and schedule can be downloaded here.

The speakers of the Lecture Days – conservators, art historians and scientists – are researchers of the three partner institutions as well as from the collaborating universities forming the core of the interdisciplinary project team on Nolde`s painting technique and artist`s materials.
List of speakers:
- Astrid Becker, Stiftung Seebüll Ada und Emil Nolde
- Silvia Castro and Heike Schreiber, Hamburger Kunsthalle
- Patrick Dietemann, Irene Glanzer, Hanna Kirst, Heike Stege and Jeanine Walcher, all Doerner Institut, Bavarian State Painting Collections, München
- Manuela Hörmann, formerly Technische Universität München
- Sebastian Bosch, Universität Hamburg

The lectures will highlight and summarize the recent project outcome giving a comprehensive overview on the various technological and material aspects of Nolde`s artistic process highlighted on numerous paintings from all phases of his long working life. Q&A Sessions between the lectures will offer time and space for discussions with the speakers.
Topics to be covered are:
- Introduction into Emil Nolde`s biography and the Nolde Foundation Seebüll
- Art-technological archival research and Nolde`s atelier estate
- choice of painting supports and stretching
- the use of white and coloured grounds and their chronology
- characteristics of Nolde`s multi-level pictorial composition
- the artist`s broad span of painting techniques, tools and surfaces
- characteristics of his late works and medial transfer from watercolour into oil
- the paint producer Fritz Behrendt from Grafrath, his products and company history
- the development of Nolde`s pigment palette over 5 decades
- binding media analyses on paintings and paint tubes from the artist`s atelier estate
- changes of format and reworking of paintings by Emil Nolde
- finish of paintings and frames

This registration is supported by Converia, a conference management application.

Emil Nolde, Tall Breaker, 1948, Nolde Foundation Seebüll, photo: Sibylle Forster, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, (c) Nolde Stiftung Seebüll