Stillleben mit Fruchtschale und Blumenvase. Um 1932. Oil on cardboard. Jawlensky/Pieroni-Jawlensky 1414. Signed in lower right. 54 x 41.8 cm (21.2 x 16.4 in). Verso with a sketch of a still life in oil. • Bright still life with remarkably stunning colors. • The rare large-size still lifes are considered the highlight of this period of creation.
EXHIBITION: Alexej von Jawlensky, Galerie Beyeler, Basel 1957, cat. no. 7. Alexej von Jawlensky, Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken, July 5 - August 7, 1957, cat. no. 18 (verso with a label). Alexej von Jawlensky, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, September 2 - 29, 1957, and Kunstverein Hamburg, October - November 1957, cat. no. 32. Alexej von Jawlensky, Stephen Silagy Galleries, Los Angeles, cat. no. 21.
LITERATURE: Clemens Weiler, Alexej Jawlensky, Cologne 1959, Cat. no. 737, no illu. (here still dated "1910") . "My friends the apples, which I love so much for their charming red, yellow, purple and green dresses, are - depending on the background or setting - no longer apples to me. Their hues and bright colors in front of more sober tones merge and form a harmony laced with dissonance. [..] To me apples, trees and human faces are just clues for something else: The life of the color seized by passion and love." Alexej von Jawlensky, letter from 1905, quite from: Clemens Weiler, Köpfe, Gesichte, Meditationen, Hanau 1970, p. 121.