Let Us Relax Ctd: Paul Klee

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A Swiss-born painter and graphic artist whose personal, often gently humorous works are replete with allusions to dreams, music, and poetry, Paul Klee, b. Dec. 18, 1879, d. June 29, 1940, is difficult to classify.

Primitive art, surrealism, cubism, and children’s art all seem blended into his small-scale, delicate paintings, watercolors, and drawings. Klee grew up in a musical family and was himself a violinist. After much hesitation he chose to study art, not music, and he attended the Munich Academy in 1900. There his teacher was the popular symbolist and society painter Franz von STUCK. Klee later toured Italy (1901-02), responding enthusiastically to Early Christian and Byzantine art.

A brief biography and selected paintings can be found here, a larger set of his work is available here, and an extensive portal is available here.

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One Response to “Let Us Relax Ctd: Paul Klee”

  1. Paul Frist Says:

    I had heard the name Paul Klee before but I wouldn’t have investigated his work without you.
    Thanks.

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