Saturday, October 29, 2005

Abstraction and Formalism Paul Klee

"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes visible."

Paul Klee was a swiss-born fore-runner of non-representational art. A very popular artist, he worked most of his life as an artist and teacher at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany before and during the oppression of artists during the Hitler era. He is known for his off-beat sense of humour and the deceptively child-like nature of his art. He once wrote, "I want to be as though newborn, to be almost primitive." Working more and more child-like withpaint, he eventually moved into a kind of painting that was solely about colour, shape and texture.

Ancient Sound, Abstract on Black 1925 (140 Kb);
Oil on cardboard, 15 x 15 in;
Kunstsammlung, Basel

Ref: wiki
http://www.sai.msu.su/wm/paint/auth/klee/

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