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  • Landscape with Red House

    Artist:
    Jawlensky, Alexej. 1864-1941
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    53,0x32,5 сm

Jawlensky, Alexej. 1864-1941

Landscape with Red House

Russia, Circa 1911

Alexej Jawlensky was a notable Russian Expressionist artist who lived the greater part of his life in Germany. He graduated from a military college in Moscow but then studied in the Academy of Arts in St Petersburg under Ilya Repin. It is possible to detect the influence of Van Gogh’s artistic idiom in Jawlensky’s works. At present, all the museums and private collections in Russia possess no more than twenty of this artist’s pictures. The Hermitage has a small-sized, but significant canvas by him from the period of the Neue Künstlervereinigung München, an association that Jawlensky formed together with Wassily Kandinsky and Marianne von Werefkin, which became a forerunner of Der Blaue Reiter. The display of this piece in the same hall as paintings by Kandinsky makes it possible to see how exactly the understanding and capabilities of Expressionism evolved in the output of artists working side by side, at the same time, in the same intellectual milieu, men who were friends and may have shared their ideas.

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Landscape with Red House

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oil

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53,0x32,5 сm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1997; purchased from a private person

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-10594

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