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Variation: Festival II, 1918-1919

Alexei Jawlensky

Russian, 1864-1941
Oil and pencil on textured wove paper, mounted on thin cardboard
14-1/4 x 10-5/8 in. (36.2 x 27.0 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
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As Jawlensky tested the limits of non-objective painting, his Variations became more abstract. Horizons and perspective disappeared, and color was used as a structural device rather than as a mirror of nature.

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