Variation: Summer Blessing

Variation: Summer Blessing
Alexei Jawlensky (Russian, 1864-1941)
Oil on textured wove paper mounted on cardboard 
14-1/4 x 10-3/4 in. (36.2 x 27.3 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection 
Accession Number:
© Norton Simon Museum 
On View

Shortly after the outbreak of World War I, Jawlensky fled to Switzerland, settling in St. Prex on Lake Geneva. After his move, he abandoned portraiture and worked on a series of landscapes in a smaller, vertical format. He said of these works, "I painted a great many pictures which I called �Variations on a Landscape Theme.' They are songs without words."


The artist;
Galka Scheyer, by 1920;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.

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