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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.

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National Gallery of Art