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Blonde, c. 1911

Alexei Jawlensky

Russian, 1864-1941
Oil on cardboard mounted on masonite
21-1/8 x 19-3/8 in. (53.7 x 49.2 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
P.1953.566
© Norton Simon Museum

Not on view

Jawlensky reduces the illusion of three-dimensionality by applying broad patterns of decorative color to his backgrounds as well as to his figures. The luxurious colors, bold brushwork, and voluptuous expression of the subject all contribute to the sensuous richness of the composition.

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