The human face became the only theme which interested him, and its essential architecture - the cross of the nose and the arch of the eyebrows, the mouth, the oval of the chin, the forehead - determined the symbolic composition of the picture, a new form of iconography stamped with a profound mystical religious sense. 'Art is nostalgia for God', Jawlensky often said.
From 'A dictionary of Modern Art
Girl in blue apron
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girl with a green face
Portrait of a dancer, Alexander Sakharoff