Museum Folkwang
Mittelmeer bei Marseille
  • Alexej von Jawlensky
  • Mittelmeer bei Marseille, 1906

  • Mediterranean near Marseille
  • Oil on artist's board
  • 45,5 x 66 cm
  • Donated 1960 by Dr. Wilhelm Girardet
  • Inv. G 310
  • CommentaryAlexej Jawlensky explored intensively the art of Van Gogh and the Pointillists in the early twentieth century. In ›Mittelmeer bei Marseille‹ (Mediterranean near Marseille), Jawlensky disengaged from the local colors and employed the resulting freedom as a vehicle for expressing this coastal landscape. As Jawlensky remarked in 1937, looking back on earlier times: »The paintings were glowing with color. And my inner life was content back then … It was at this time that I first understood how to paint not what I see, but what I feel.«
  • ProvenanceThe Nierndorf Gallery, New York
    13.01.1960, Delbanco, London
    31.01.1960 - 04.03.1960, Galerie Wilhelm Großhennig, Düsseldorf
    04.03.1960, Kauf bei Großhennig, Wilhelm Giradet, Essen
    1960, Schenkung durch Giradet, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 3,052
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Museum Folkwang, Essen, Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Mittelmeer bei Marseille
  • Obj_Title2_S: Mediterranean near Marseille
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Mittelmeer bei Marseille Mediterranean near Marseille Mittelmeer bei Marseille
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1906
  • Jahr von: 1,900
  • Jahr bis: 1,910
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 310
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0310
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 45,5 x 66 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Oil on artist's board
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Oil on artist's board
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Donated 1960 by Dr. Wilhelm Girardet
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
    Photo: Museum Folkwang
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Alexej Jawlensky explored intensively the art of Van Gogh and the Pointillists in the early twentieth century. In ›Mittelmeer bei Marseille‹ (Mediterranean near Marseille), Jawlensky disengaged from the local colors and employed the resulting freedom as a vehicle for expressing this coastal landscape. As Jawlensky remarked in 1937, looking back on earlier times: »The paintings were glowing with color. And my inner life was content back then … It was at this time that I first understood how to paint not what I see, but what I feel.«