The Easel

“Alexei Jawlensky” at The Neue Galerie

A review full of faint praise. Jawlensky hung out with impressive friends and his use of colour was “striking”. “[Y]ou call feel his overpowering desire to … join Marc, Kandinsky and Klee in synthesising observation and spirit.” But it seems he never really got there. Consequently this retrospective has the feel of giving the artist “due diligence without having him overstay his welcome.”