Tuesday, March 01, 2011

An Obsession (1)

About 50 years ago I came across this painting by Alexei Jawlensky, "Girl in a Blue Apron" painted in 1909. I can't say I have become an avid follower of his style of painting though his contemporaries were members of the Blaue Reiter movement, an exciting time in German art of the period. However this particular work struck an emotional chord. Interest has waxed and waned through the decades but never-the-less has remained something of an obsession. I have made versions of this from time to time.

However, for today I thought I'd just show the "cause of it all" and in subsequent posts show a couple of examples of what I made of it.

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