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Alexej von Jawlensky

Data de nascimento: 26. Março 1864
Data de falecimento: 15. Março 1941

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Alexej Georgewitsch von Jawlensky foi o mais célebre pintor expressionista russo, embora a sua carreira artística se tenha desenrolado praticamente na Alemanha, onde integrou um grupo de artistas denominado Der Blaue Reiter.

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„This acquaintance [with Marianne Werefkin ] would change my life. I became a friend of hers, of this clever woman gifted with genius.“

—  Alexej von Jawlensky
from his memoirs, 1936/41: in Lebenserinnerungen (Memories), Alexej Jawlensky - Köpfe-GesichteMeditationen (Heads-Faces-Meditations), ed. Clemens Weiler (Hanau: H. Peters, 1970), p. 106

„My paintings [c. 1907] were aglow with colors and so my soul was contended with them.“

—  Alexej von Jawlensky
In: Expressionism: A Revolution in German Art, Dietmer Elger, Taschen, 2002, p. 166

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„Perhaps you have heard that Baroness Werefkin died in February. It was a great blow to me. Yes, indeed, sooner or later we have to pay for our mistakes once made. And often so severely.“

—  Alexej von Jawlensky
Quote of Jawlensky's letter, 12 June, 1938 to P. Willibrord Verkade, as cited in Leben und Werk, 1860- 1938, Bernd Fäthke, Prestel Verlag, 1980, ISBN 9783791308869, as cited on http://www.fembio.org/english/biography.php/woman/biography/marianne-werefkin/#literatur on the website Fembio, by Luise F. Pusch - transl. Joey Horsley, p. 19

„We had a very lovely place [in Ascona with his life-companion Marianne Werefkin ] with a garden directly on the lake. It was on the edge of Ascona. Next to it began the Campagna [landscape], and this Campagna was enchantingly beautiful, like a dream.“

—  Alexej von Jawlensky
quote from Jawlensky's memoirs, 1936/41: Lebenserinnerungen (Memories) p. 119; as cited in Exile, the Avant-Garde, and Dada: Women Artists Active in Switzerland during the First World War http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1163/j.ctt1w8h0q1.10,by Isabel Wünsche, p. 66 Jawlensky was very pleased with this move from Zurich to Ascona; Werefkin arranged this family's move after Jawlensky fell gravely ill with the Spanish flu. A few years later Jawlensky would leave here.

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„.. human faces are for me only suggestions to see something else in them – the life of colour, seized with a lover's passion.“

—  Alexej von Jawlensky
Quote of Jawlensky from a letter to his brother Dimitri, circa 1917/18; as cited in Clemens Weiler, op. cit., 1971, p. 12

„I am now mainly painting faces and landscapes; I am obsessed day and night by the vision of faces and colours. And the spiritual vision is my mystical world.“

—  Alexej von Jawlensky
Quote of Jawlensky from a letter to his brother Dimitri, c. 1917/18; as cited in Alexej von Jawlensky, Museum Boymans-van-Beuningen, Rotterdam; exhibition catalog 25/9 – 27/11-1994, p. 150

„The whole of French art is a matter of seeing Nature as beautiful, very beautiful, in fact. But on the whole this is not enough. You have to create your own Nature – Van Gogh!“

—  Alexej von Jawlensky
In: Expressionism: A Revolution in German Art, Dietmer Elger, Taschen, 2002, p. 166 Jawlensky is looking back on his encounter with French art through his voyage with Marianne Werefkin to Normandy and Paris, in 1903 when he discovered Van Gogh

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