Variation: Mountain and Lake

Variation: Mountain and Lake
Artist:
Alexei Jawlensky (Russian, 1864-1941)
Date:
c. 1915
Medium:
Oil and pencil on textured wove paper 
Dimensions:
15 x 10-3/8 in. (38.1 x 26.4 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection 
Accession Number:
P.1953.075 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Museum 
Not on View
Description

Jawlensky's Variations are colored, almost abstract meditations upon a few unchanging forms distilled from tree shapes. They clearly foreshadow the icon-like quality of his later work, with its eternal repetition of meditative signs. In a letter he wrote to Galka Scheyer in 1919, Jawlensky said, "Klee did not approve of. . .my pictures. . . .he said they are too intellectual, too thought out. I think all of that is wrong."

Provenance:

The artist;
Galka Scheyer, by the 1930s, sent August, 1931 to;
Marjorie Eaton, returned to Scheyer December 1931;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.

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