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Portfolio Paul Klee. The complete works. (429: Cardboard, Crayon, Gouache, Lithography, Oil, Oil On Canvas, Oil On Panel, Paper, Pen, Pigmented Paste On Newspaper, Watercolour)

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  • Paul Klee - Ad Parnassum
  • Paul Klee - Legend of the Nile
  • Paul Klee - Portrait of Mrs. P. in South
  • Paul Klee - Flora on sand
  • Paul Klee - Diana in the Autumn Wind
  • Paul Klee - In the Style of Kairouan
  • Paul Klee - Fish Image
  • Paul Klee - Landscape at Sunset
  • Paul Klee - Death and fire
  • Paul Klee - Mountain Village (Autumnal)
  • Paul Klee - In the desert
  • Paul Klee - Senecio
  • Paul Klee - City Picture with Red and Green Accents
  • Paul Klee - Glass Facade
  • Paul Klee - In the Houses of Saint Germain
  • Paul Klee - En la corriente seis umbrales
  • Paul Klee - The messenger of autumn
  • Paul Klee - View of Kairouan
  • Paul Klee - Before the snow
  • Paul Klee - Letter Ghost
  • Paul Klee - Hamamet
  • Paul Klee - Main roads and side roads
  • Paul Klee - With the Egg
  • Paul Klee - The Invention
  • Paul Klee - Small Landscape with Village Curch
  • Paul Klee - Description of a scene. Revolution of the Viaduct
  • Paul Klee - Ancient Sound, Abstract on Black
  • Paul Klee - Before the Blitz
  • Paul Klee - Rug souvenir
  • Paul Klee - Connected to the Stars
All 429 Artworks from Paul Klee

Paul Klee (German pronunciation: 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was a Swiss painter of German nationality. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was, as well, a student of orientalism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually mastered color theory, and wrote extensively about it. His works reflect his dry humor and his sometimes child-like perspective, his personal moods and beliefs, and his musicality. He and his friend, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, both taught at the German Bauhaus school of art and architecture.


Early life and training

“ First of all, the art of living; then as my ideal profession, poetry and philosophy, and as my real profession, plastic arts; in the last resort, for lack of income, illustrations. ”
—Paul Klee.

Klee was born in Münchenbuchsee (near Bern), Switzerland into a musical family. His father, Hans Klee, was a German music teacher at the Hofwil Teacher Seminar near Bern. His mother, Ida Frick, had trained to be a singer. He was the second of two children.

My Room (German: Meine Bude), 1896. Pen and ink wash, 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. In the collection of the Klee Foundation, Bern, Switzerland.Klee started young at both art and music. At age seven, he started playing the violin, and at age eight, he was given a box of chalk by his grandmother. Klee appears to have been equally talented in music and art. In his early years, following his parents’ wishes, he focused on becoming a musician; but he decided on the visual arts during his teen years, partly out of rebellion and partly because of his belief that modern music lacked meaning for him. He stated, “I didn’t find the idea of going in for music creatively particularly attractive in view of the decline in the history of musical achievement.” As a musician, he played and felt emotionally bound to traditional works of the 18th and 19th century, but as an artist he craved the freedom to explore radical ideas and styles. At sixteen, Klee’s landscape drawings already show considerable skill.

Around 1897, he started his diary, which he kept until 1918, and which has provided scholars with valuable insight into his life and thinking. During his school years, he avidly drew in his school books, in particular drawing caricatures, and already demonstrating skill with line and volume. He barely passed his final exams at the “Gymnasium” of Bern, where he qualified in the Humanities. With his characteristic dry wit, he wrote, “After all, it’s rather difficult to achieve the exact minimum, and it evolves risks.” On his own time, in addition to his deep interests in music and art, Klee was a great reader of literature, and later a writer on art theory and aesthetics.

With his parents' reluctant permission, in 1898 he began studying art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with Heinrich Knirr and Franz von Stuck. He excelled at drawing but seemed to lack any natural color sense. He later recalled, “During the third winter I even realized that I probably would never learn to paint.” During these times of youthful adventure, Klee spent much time in pubs and had affairs with lower class women and artists' models. He had an illegitimate son in 1900 who died several weeks after birth.

After receiving his Fine Arts degree, Klee went to Italy for several months with friend Hermann Haller. They stayed in Rome, Florence, and Naples, and studied the master painters of past centuries. He exclaimed, “The Forum and the Vatican have spoken to me. Humanism wants to suffocate me.” He responded to the colors of Italy, but sadly noted, “that a long struggle lies in store for me in this field of color.” For Klee, color represented the optimism and nobility in art, and a hoped for relief from the pessimistic nature he expressed in his black-and-white grotesques and satires. Returning to Bern, he lived with his parents for several years, and took occasional art classes. By 1905, he was developing some experimental techniques, including drawing with a needle on a blackened pane of glass, resulting in fifty-seven works including his Portrait of My Father (1906). He also completed a cycle of eleven zinc-plate etchings called Inventions, his first exhibited works, in which he illustrated several grotesque creatures. He commented, “though I’m fairly satisfied with my etchings I can’t go on like this. I’m not a specialist.” Klee was still dividing his time with music, playing the violin in an orchestra and writing concert and theater reviews.

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Paul Klee, (prononcer "Klé"), est un peintre suisse né le 18 décembre 1879 à Münchenbuchsee, près de Berne et mort le 29 juin 1940. Biographie Années de formation Il grandit dans une famille de musiciens : sa mère, Ida, est chanteuse professionnelle, et son père, citoyen allemand, est professeur de musique dans la capitale helvétique. C'est de lui ...
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Paul Klee (18. Dezember 1879 - 29. Juni 1940) wurde in Münchenbuchsee, Schweiz, geboren und gilt als sowohl ein Deutscher und ein Schweizer Maler. Seine sehr individuellen Stil wurde von Bewegungen in der Kunst, der Expressionismus, Kubismus und Surrealismus beeinflusst enthalten. Er war, wie gut, ein Student der Orientalistik. Klee war ein Zeichne...
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保罗· 克利(1879年12月18日 - 1940年6月29日)出生在Münchenbuchsee,瑞士,被认为是一个德国和瑞士画家。他高度个人风格,其中包括表现主义,立体主义,超现实主义艺术运动的影响。他,以及对东方的学生。克利是一个自然的起草人尝试,并最终掌握了色彩理论,并广泛写他的演讲,写作形式和设计理论(Schriften楚表格和Gestaltungslehre)以英文出版的保罗· 克利笔记本,被认为是如此重要相比,达芬奇的绘画复兴的一篇论文的重要性,他们的现代艺术。他和他的同事,俄国画家康丁斯基,艺术,设计和建筑在德国包豪斯学校任教。他的作品反映了他的幽默和干他有时稚气的角度,他个人的情绪和信念,他的音乐。 保罗· 克利的德国音乐老师汉斯&mid...
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Paul Klee (18 de dezembro de 1879 - 29 Junho 1940) nasceu em Münchenbuchsee, Suíça, e é considerado tanto um alemão e um pintor suíço. Seu estilo altamente individual foi influenciado por movimentos artísticos, que incluíram o expressionismo, o cubismo eo surrealismo. Ele era, assim, um estudante de orientalismo. Klee era um desenhador singular que...
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Paul Klee (Münchenbuchsee, 18 de dezembro de 1879 — Muralto, 29 de junho de 1940) foi um pintor e poeta suíço naturalizado alemão. O seu estilo, grandemente individual, foi influenciado por várias tendências artísticas diferentes, incluindo o expressionismo, cubismo, e surrealismo. Ele foi um estudante do orientalismo. Klee era um desenhista nato q...
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パウル· クレー(1879年12月18日 - 1940年6月29日)はMünchenbuchsee、スイスで生まれ、ドイツとスイス人画家の両方とみなされます。彼の非常に個々のスタイルは、表現主義、キュービズム、シュールレアリズムとが含まれて芸術の動きの影響を受けていた。彼は、同様に、オリエンタリズムの学生だった。クレーで実験し、最終的に色の理論を習得し、自然製図であり、それについて広範囲に書いた。パウル· クレーのノートとして、英語で発行されたフォームとデザイン理論(SchriftenツアフォームUND Gestaltungslehre)の彼の講義の記述は、のために非常に重要とみなされます彼らはレオナルド· ダ· ヴィンチはルネサンスのために持...
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