Alexej von Jawlensky Fine Art Giclée Print


SKY VARIATION

Cult Art

Fine Art Giclée Print
Co-created & Published by PINEAPPLE GALLERY
Original works: Alexej von Jawlensky 1864-1941
Print Dimensions: 24cm x 32cm
“I sat in my studio and painted, and did not need Nature as a prompter,” he once explained. “I only had to immerse myself in myself, pray, and prepare my soul to a state of religious awareness.” 
He contributed to the formation of the Neue Künstlervereinigung München. His work in this period was lush and richly coloured, but later moved towards abstraction and a simplified, formulaic style. Between 1908 and 1910 Jawlensky and Werefkin spent summers in the Bavarian Alps with Kandinsky and his companion, the painter Gabriele Münter. Here, through painting landscapes of their mountainous surroundings, they experimented with one another’s techniques and discussed the theoretical bases of their art. Following a trip to the Baltic coast, and renewed contact with Henri Matisse in 1911 and Emil Nolde in 1912, Jawlensky turned increasingly to the expressive use of colour and form alone in his portraits.

Expelled from Germany in 1914, he moved to Switzerland. He met Emmy Scheyer in 1916 (Jawlensky gave her the affectionate nickname, Galka, a Russian word for jackdaw), another artist who abandoned her own work to champion his in the United States. After a hiatus in experimentation with the human form, Jawlensky produced perhaps his best-known series, the Mystical Heads (1917–19), and the Saviour’s Faces (1918–20), which are reminiscent of the traditional Russian Orthodox icons of his childhood.

In 1922, Jawlensky married Werefkin’s former maid Hélène Nesnakomoff, the mother of his only son, Andreas, who born before their marriage. Alexej von Jawlensky took up residence in Wiesbaden and organized In 1924 he the Blue Four, whose works, thanks to Scheyer’s tireless promotion, were jointly exhibited in Germany and the US. From 1929 Jawlensky suffered from progressively crippling arthritis, which necessitated a reduced scale and finally forced a cessation in his painting in 1937. He began to dictate his memoirs in 1938. He died in Wiesbaden, Germany, on 15 March 1941.

This art print has been made using the finest museum grade papers and archival inks.

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