Landscape (verso Of “Portrait Of Marie Castel”)

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Alexej von Jawlensky

Russian, 1864 - 1941

Landscape (verso of “Portrait of Marie Castel”), 1906

  • Not On View

Oil on board

Dimensions: 20 13/16 × 19 3/8 in. (52.9 × 49.2 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome O. Eddy, 1940.8.2

This painting was discovered on the reverse side of the Portrait of Marie Castel in 1973 during conservation. The image depicting a windswept tree is full of bright, vibrant colors that were applied to the surface using broad brushstrokes. Although Jawlensky’s art is closely associated with German Expressionism, Landscape bears strong similarity to the brushwork used by Vincent van Gogh in his depictions of cypress trees.

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