Girl With The Green Face…

 

-Jawlensky, Girl With The Green Face (1910)-

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        —>(Secondary Source)<—            

Materials and Techniques: Oil on composition board
Dimensions: 20 15/16 x 19 9/16 in. (53.2 x 49.7 cm)

  [This painting is a collection of The Art Institute of Chicago and was created by Alexei Jawlensky (1864- 1941), German born in Russia.]

When I first saw this painting, I thought it was a very ugly and meaningless one because it seem plain dead.  It reminded me of a little kid who decided to simply paint the face green for no reason. Even though I still don’t like the painting, I still think that there is a very interesting sight to it. First of all, odd choice of colors, specially the face crate a mood of envy and jealousy, but if one looks closely it seems as if the girl is very thoughtful and somewhat sad about the situation.  I am not very good at interpreting art pieces, but im sure that every line and color  that the artist chose is meaningful to the piece. What I see as a thoughtful sad girl, others may just say it has  of jealousy because of the face color.

The primary source was the painting itself. To obtain the picture I googled the image by typing girl with the green face and once I found out the name of the painter it was easier to obtain my secondary and tertiary sources. The website of the Art Institute of Chicago is a reliable source and has basic information of the painting; this can be consider as a secondary source because it is an account of the painting. For more information on the author i followed a link that gave a brief biography on him and this  is another secondary source as well. In there I found an interesting thing that said, “Jalwensky’s paintings evolved from portraits and religious pieces to abstract and geometric designs.” I want to say that this painting in specific was one of these abstract and geometric designs because of the simple use of lines and colors. 

Links:

(Primary) http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/79588

(Secondary) http://www.davidrumsey.com/amica/amico549738-5445.html

(Secondary) http://wwar.com/masters/j/jawlensky-alexei.html 

(Tertiary) This would be websites such as Wikipedia and websites of blogs as well.

Published in: on March 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm  Leave a Comment