Alexej von Jawlensky : catalogue raisonné of the oil paintings : volume one : 1890-1914Other(s) author(s) : Jawlensky, Angelica, [egile] ; Pieroni-Jawlensky, Lucia, [egile] ; Jawlensky, Maria, [egile]Language : EnglishLondon : Sotheby's, 1991521 orrialde : koloretako eta zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 30 cm(Ikus) Testua. (Ikus) Irudia (finkoa ; bidimentsiokoa): bitartekorik gabeISBN : 0-85667-398-6.Jawlensky, Alexej von (1867-1941)Alexei von Jawlensky (Wikipedia eu) | (Wikipedia es) | (Wikipedia en)
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Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941), one of the most original painters to emerge from Russia during the first half of this century, is today internationally seen as a major artist. The present catalogue, the three volumes of which will include over 2.000 oil paintings, is a pioneering work, and more than one generation has contributed to its preparation.
This Russian who spent most of his working life in Germany went through Exprresionist and Abstract periods, and was associated with Kandinsky from student days onwards, notably (with Paul Klee and Lyonel Feininger) in the Blue Four group formed in 1924, but he cannot be identifed with any one stylistic movement. He is one of the great twentieth-century explorers of the soul, for whom art was "a longing for God".
The family of Alexej von Jawlensky belonged to the Russian hereditary nobility. He embarked at first on a military career, from which he soon broke free to study at the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts, then, dissatisfied with its teaching, at the Aẑbè School in Munich; and in Munich his career as a painter began.
Volume One covers the period up to his enforced departure from Germany on the outbreak of the First World War. The landscapes, portraits and still-lifes of this phase display a brilliant, highly developed use of colour.
The 632 paintings catalogued in this volume are all illustrated, 243 in colour; among them are some paintings now lost. Also illustrated is work that appears on the reverses. An authoritative biographical outline and the artist's brief but illuminating memoir of 1937 precede the catalogue. A list of group and one-man exhibitions and bibliography break new ground.