A great painter and explorer of the soul of the 20th century.
Jawlensky, one of the most original painters to emerge in Russia in the first half of the 20th century, was active above all in Germany. Though he went through periods of Expressionism and abstract painting, connected with Kandinsky and Paul Klee, he cannot be categorized in any one stylistic movement. A great explorer of the soul of the 20th century, for Jawlensky art represented a “desire of God”.
This volume covers the oil paintings from 1890 to 1914, up until the forced departure for Germany at the outbreak of the war. The characteristic of the landscapes, portraits and still lifes in this phase is the particularly brilliant color; the profiles also illustrate certain lost works, paintings and sketches that appear on the back of canvases. The volume opens with a biographical profile and an enlightening memoir written by the artist himself in 1937. It also contains a register of exhibitions and a thorough bibliography.