The Colourful World of Paul Klee

Red Balloon, 1922, oil on muslin primed with chalk, 31.8 x 31.1 cm. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (via Wikipedia)

The German artist Paul Klee was an amazing colourist and a prolific writer.  His notebooks are held to be vitally important in their contribution to understanding modern art.  They are so influential that they are compared to Leonardo Da Vinci’s A Treatise on Painting – an important work in relation to the Renaissance.

How marvellous, then, that the Zentrum Paul Klee has made available virtually the entire contents of his notebooks.  Even if one does not speak German, this material presents a fascinating insight to the artists’ work, and the development of form, line and colour in the 1920s.

Check out this link for more information.

4 thoughts on “The Colourful World of Paul Klee

  1. I love Paul Klee. I remember being a little girl and going to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art with my mom while she finished her BFA. When I came upon Klee’s “Prickle the Clown” I undulated with laughter and a little bit of fear. I went home that night and drew a representation of it. I understand “Prickle” now more than I ever have and represent the same elements of paradoxical roles vs. percievable emotions in my work. Klee was ahead of his time!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your very interesting comments. Yes, agree that Klee was a pioneering artist, and Prickle is a great example of his versatility.

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