Blonde

Blonde
Artist:
Alexei Jawlensky (Russian, 1864-1941)
Date:
c. 1911
Medium:
Oil on cardboard mounted on masonite 
Dimensions:
21-1/8 x 19-3/8 in. (53.7 x 49.2 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection 
Accession Number:
P.1953.566 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Museum 
Not on View
Description

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.

Provenance:

The artist, gift to;
Galka Scheyer, by 1931;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.

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