Variation: Menacing Expectation

Variation: Menacing Expectation
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) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection 
Accession Number:
© Norton Simon Museum 
Not on View

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."


The artist, to;
Galka Scheyer, 1930;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.

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