PAUL KLEE AT K21

Posted on February 20, 2013 by admin

In 1960, the Federal State of North-Rhine-Westphalia Germany, acquired 88 works by German born Paul Klee (1879-1940) starting the most complete collection of the artist. During the years the State added more than 20 works to the collection and now for the first time, all of these works are getting together and presented to the public at Kunstsammlung Northen Westfallen of Düsseldorf  . The focus of the exhibition is not exclusively on Klee’s creative achievement, but on the historical vicissitudes of these works of art as well. Klee began teaching at the Düsseldorf Art Academy in the early 1930s, and immigrated to Switzerland in late 1933 under pressure from the National Socialist dictatorship. Klee’s unique style was influenced by expressionism, cubism, surrealism. He was a real draftsman who experimented and mastered the color theory and wrote  about it. His lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory, 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.

Paintings, drawings, and watercolors are displayed to  offer invaluable insights into the oeuvre of this remarkably multifaceted artist while providing a wide-ranging overview of Klee’s virtually inexhaustible creativity.  Dry humour, childlike perspective,  personal moods and beliefs, musicality. Discover, again, the world of Klee.

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