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.