Soulmates Alexej von Jawlensky and Marianne von Werefkin
22 Oct 2019 — 16 Feb 2020
Alexej von Jawlensky. Spanish Woman, 1913, Oil on cardboard, 67 × 48.5 cm, Lenbachhaus Munich, photo: Lenbachhaus
Alexej von Jawlensky and Marianne von Werefkin occupy a prominent place in art history as one of the avant-garde's pioneering artist couples. The exhibition "Soulmates" puts the focus on the relationship between the two Expressionist artists and strong personalities, who were connected by a lifelong unbreakable bond even after their extraordinary creative and private partnership (1893–1921) ended. The first exhibition in more than seventy years to present Jawlensky's and Werefkin's works side by side sheds light on the different stages of their oeuvres to pinpoint the ways in which they inspired and influenced each other.