Alexej von Jawlensky Quote

I painted these 'Variations' for some years and then I found it necessary to find form for the face, because I had come to understand that great art can only be painted with religious feeling. And that, I could only bring to the human face. I understood that the artist must express through his art, in forms and colours, the divine in him. Therefore a work of art is God made visible and art is 'a longing for God'.


Life Memories (1938), p. 150

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I painted these 'Variations' for some years and then I found it necessary to find form for the face, because I had come to understand that great art...

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I painted these 'Variations' for some years and then I found it necessary to find form for the face, because I had come to understand that great art...

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I painted these 'Variations' for some years and then I found it necessary to find form for the face, because I had come to understand that great art...

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I painted these 'Variations' for some years and then I found it necessary to find form for the face, because I had come to understand that great art...