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Alexej von Jawlensky
Alexej von Jawlensky was born in 1867 in Torzhok, NW of Moscow, Russia, and died in 1941 in Wiesbaden, Germany. Jawlensky and Marianne Werefkin came from Russia to Munich in 1896 and soon became friends with Kandinsky. Influenced by Van Gogh and…
Head in Black and Green
Original painted in 1913. In the years preceding the First World War, Jawlensky painted over a hundred women’s faces with black contours and dark, staring eyes. Here the large, heavily contoured, dark eyes gaze out to the viewer, an individual…
Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)
The group was a loose association of highly individualistic artists, of varying international backgrounds. Faced with a rapidly changing industrialised Germany, they yearned for a more spiritual alternative. The name and the symbol of the group was…