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Kopf

Accession Number
1953/2.3

Title
Kopf

Artist(s)
Alexei Jawlensky

Artist Nationality
Russian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1921-1922

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
7 1/16 in x 4 15/16 in (17.9 cm x 12.5 cm);11 9/16 in x 9 in (29.4 cm x 22.8 cm);19 in x 14 in (48.3 cm x 35.6 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
This work is characteristic of many drawings and prints Jawlensky made of heads during this time period. Each was completed in a purposefully simple manner. He used as few lines and details as possible, seeking to focus not on the representation of a person, but on the metaphorical properties Jawlensky believed would be apparent in the faces. He believed the entire universe could be revealed through a person's face.

Physical Description
This is a line drawing of a woman's head inscribed within a vertical rectangle. Simple horizontal and vertical lines depict the eyes, nose, and mouth while a few curved lines above each eye depict a hair line, and a large "U" forms the chin. 

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Portraits
abstraction
bust-length
child
children
faces (animal or human components)
head
heads (animal components)
line drawings (drawings)
man
modern and contemporary art
woman
women (female humans)