Saturday, January 26, 2013

Paul Klee

Rising Sun, 1907

Colorful Architecture, 1917

Rose Garden, 1920

Three Flowers, 1920

Rotating House, 1921


Dream City, 1921

Senecio, 1922

Street In the Camp, 1923

Ancient Sound, Abstract on Black, 1925

Colourful lightning (Bunter Blitz), 1927
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

Cat and Bird, 1928

Highways and Byways, 1929

Clown, 1929

Polyphonic Setting for White, 1930

Ad Parnassum, 1932

Equals Infinity, 1932, oil on canvas

Abstruse, 1934

Planting according to rules (Nach Regeln zu pflanzen), 1935

This Flower Wishes to Fade, 1939

Paul Klee - Forgetful Angel (Vergesslicher Engel), 1939

Has a head, hand, foot and heart

Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.
Paul Klee (18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered both a German and a Swiss painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was also a student of orientalism. 
Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually mastered color theory, and wrote extensively about it; his lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory (Schriften zur Form und Gestaltungslehre), published in English as the Paul Klee Notebooks, are considered so important for modern art that they are compared to the importance that Leonardo da Vinci's A Treatise on Painting had for the Renaissance. He and his colleague, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, both taught at the German Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture. 
His works reflect his dry humour and his sometimes childlike perspective, his personal moods and beliefs, and also his musicality.