L'œuvre Abstrakter Kopf : Morgengrauen - Centre Pompidou

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Abstrakter Kopf : Morgengrauen

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Alexej von Jawlensky (1864 - 1941)

Abstrakter Kopf : Morgengrauen

(Tête abstraite : Aube)

août 1928

Huile sur carton

42,6 x 31,9 cm

Inscriptions :MO.B.G., D.B.DR. : A.J. // 1928

Legs de Nina Kandinsky, 1981

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 81-65-866

Description for the presentation 2013-2014 in the National Museum of Modern Art

“The entire cosmos is manifested in the face”, said the Russian artist Jawlensky. Starting in 1917, he reinterpreted the mystical light/colour tradition of icons, stained glass windows and illuminations by introducing abstraction. In 1921, be began to construct his “abstract heads” series from solely geometrical forms – here, we see a U-shaped face, triangle-shaped hair, a star delineated by the arc of a circle, and closed eyes emanating a powerful spirituality.

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