Our Art / Alexej von Jawlensky / Red Path, St. Prex

Red Path, St. Prex by Alexej von Jawlensky
Red Path, St. Prex by Alexej von Jawlensky

Red Path, St. Prex, 1915

Alexej von Jawlensky

Bright blocks of primary colors — red, green, yellow, blue — as well as sections of lilac and purple — are punctuated with dots. A black hatched shape at upper right might suggest a fence, and the red and pink column leading up to it could be the red path of the painting’s title. The artist, Jawlensky, was part of a group of artists who were experimenting with using pure color and form to express emotions.

From the Playlist
Credit
National Gallery of Art
Get the Depict Frame
Display this piece - and hundreds more - at home with the Depict Frame, the world’s first museum-quality digital art canvas.