I love Expressionism and come to the museum often to see the works of Klimt and Schiele. This was a special exhibition of the art of Alexei Jawlensky (1864-1941). He was Russian and went to Munich where he was influenced by the Expressionists.
But he kept his own individuality and is actually quite different. His work involves bold blocks of color, and is extremely simple. No ornate details. Portraits of plaintive faces, including "the Savior", as well as landscapes that are charming in their effect, as if one were viewing a garden or mountain scene in a dream. Sometimes, more hinted at than actualized, blurry and unfocused.
He used strong palette knife strokes. Sometimes, I found some of his more abstract blocks of color too simple! But I loved his childlike flowers, and the faces of exotic women, from Spain and Asia. Definitely a show worth seeing. And to cap it off, there is nothing more elegant and old world than the Café Sabarsky.