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Paul Klee / Photo, c. 1921.
Klee, Paul.
Swiss painter and graphic artist;
Münchenbuchensee near Bern 18.12.1879 –
Locarno-Muralto 29.6.1940.
Portrait photo (Possenhofen), 1921.
Urban Composition with Yellow Windows
St. Germain near Tunis
St. Germain Beach at Tunis
Rote und wei~e Kuppeln
Erinnerung an einen Garten
The Bavarian Don Giovanni
Felslandschaft (mit Palmen und Tannen
Camel (in rhythmic landscape with trees)
Rose Garden
Indian Flower Garden
Three Houses by the Bridge
Separation in the Evening
Winter's Day just Before Noon
Betroffener Ort
Double Tent
Der Seefahrer
Zerstörtes Aegypten
The Golden Fish
Die Pflanze und ihr Feind
Felsentempel mit Tannen
Abenteurer zur See
Burg und Sonne
Deutsche Stadt BR
Before the Snow
Highways & Byways
polyphon gefasstes Weiss
Jumping Figure
Portal of a Mosque
Feuer bei Vollmond
Träger für ein Schild
Weiss-braune Maske
Blick auf Rot
ein Weib für Götter
The Drummer
This Star Teaches us to Bow
(From the Song of Songs) Version II
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December 2019: 140 years since the birth of Paul Klee
December 2019 marks 140 years since the birth of Paul Klee (Swiss-German painter; 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940):

Born near Bern in Switzerland, Klee moved to Munich for his studies and became involved with the Expressionist group “Der Blaue Reiter”, where he met Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc. Other later influences included Cubism, Surrealism and Orientalism and Klee taught at the Bauhaus school throughout the 1920s.

It was a brief trip to Tunisia in 1914 with fellow painters August Macke and Louis Moilliet that resulted in a new, warmer colour palette in Klee’s work. Fiery hues of red and orange began dominating his canvases. Klee himself remarked: "Color has taken possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it, I know that it has hold of me forever... Color and I are one. I am a painter”. After returning home, Klee painted his first pure abstract work composed of rectangles and circles, "In the Style of Kairouan”.

From there on, Klee continuously experimented with colour and abstraction to create the unique style for which he is still remembered to this day!