Paul Klee

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Paul Klee

  1. 1. Paul Klee Born: 18 December 1879; Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland Died: 29 June 1940; Muralto, Locarno, SwitzerlandKlee played the violin since he was eight, but as a teen was drawn to artbecause it allowed him to express his ideas more clearly. Paul Klee wasinfluenced by expressionism, cubism, surrealism and orientalism.He spent much of his adult life teaching at various universities and art schools,including the German Bauhaus School of Art and Düsseldorf Academy. He isknown for his writing and lectures on Art and Design.Klee’s legacy includes over 9,000 works of art, which have inspired many otherpainting and musical compositions. In 1938 he was immortalized by SteinwayPianos in their “Paul Klee Series” pianos.
  2. 2. From black and white to color In the Box , 1908 Park Bei Lu , 1938At first, Klee drew in black and white, saying he would never be a painter. But after a visit to Tunisia, in whichhe was impressed by the quality of light, he had found his sense of color and began experimenting with anew style of painting.
  3. 3. Tunisia
  4. 4. Rising Sun, 1907
  5. 5. Apparatus for the Magnetic Treatment of Plants, 1908
  6. 6. Flower stand with watering can and bucket, 1910
  7. 7. The Signatories at the Window (The artist at the window), 1909
  8. 8. Houses near the Gravel Pit, 1913
  9. 9. Color Shapes, 1914
  10. 10. Hamamet, 1914
  11. 11. Hamamet with Mosque, 1914
  12. 12. Red and White Domes, 1914
  13. 13. Remembrance of a Garden, 1914
  14. 14. In the Style of Kairouan, 1914
  15. 15. Pious Northern Landscape, 1917
  16. 16. With the Egg, 1917
  17. 17. Dream City, 1921
  18. 18. Transparent in Perspective Grooved, 1921
  19. 19. Growth of the Night Plants, 1921
  20. 20. The Messenger of Autumn, 1922
  21. 21. Monument, 1929

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