Paul Klee (1879-1940 Germany)
More cultural and artistic informations about the painter
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Main works : Senecio, Deux dromadaires et un âne, Parc près de Lu, Nuit bleue, Der Niesen, Petit cadre de pin
Artistic movements : At first constructivist, he goes slowly to a soft abstraction where the landscapes express themselves in harmonious geometrical forms.
Inspiration, influence : His(Her,Its) inspirations are numerous. Fascinated by drawing from an early age, he(it) is marked as well by the artists of the Italian Renaissance as by the Impressionists he( meets in Paris in 1905... But also by the works of Corot, Ensor or still Goya or Velasquez. The synthesis that he will make it in his painting is multiple too !
His contemporaries : When Gropius calls him in Weimar so that he teaches, this is a whole generation of abstract painters and theorists that he finds in the Bauhaus.
To keep in mind : Beyond the forms and the colors, the Paul Klee's work is full of humanity and spirituality which makes him unique, as well in his period as in Occident.
To go further : Paul Klee, sometimes considered as the first one of the surrealists, more by its approach than by his painting, opened the way of the following generation. Delaunay pursued the researches of the German painter.