Alexej von Jawlensky, Young Girl in a Flowered Hat


Alexej von Jawlensky, Young Girl in a Flowered Hat, 1910, oil on cardboard (Albertina, Vienna)

Key points:

  • This painting exemplifies the open brushwork, bright and jarring colors, bold outlines, and simplified forms that characterize Expressionism.
  • Similar to Gauguin and Kandinsky, Jawlensky believed rural and folk culture were more authentic than established European traditions.
  • Painted on cardboard, Young Girl in a Flowered Hat contrasts the raw, unaffected quality of Jawlensky’s technique to the delicate sophistication of his modern subject.
Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Alexej von Jawlensky, Young Girl in a Flowered Hat," in Smarthistory, November 28, 2015, accessed January 22, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/alexej-von-jawlensky-young-girl-in-a-flowered-hat/.