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Variation: Menacing Expectation, 1918-1919

Alexei Jawlensky

Russian, 1864-1941
Oil on textured paper mounted on thin cardboard
13-7/8 x 10-3/4 in. (35.2 x 27.3 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
P.1953.134
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Jawlensky wrote to Scheyer of his work, "I have just begun a new series of Variations and thank God the beginning was good. I am working hard and go to bed very very late. I am very nervous but not tired. My work progresses slowly, inspiration comes, but that isn't everything � only intensive work can bring life into my works."

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