Thursday, 21 February 2019

Paul Klee - Part 14



Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) was a Swiss German artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually deeply explored colour theory, writing about it extensively; his lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory (Schriften zur Form und Gestaltungslehre), published in English as the Paul Klee Notebooks, are held to be as important for modern art as Leonardo da Vinci's A Treatise on Painting for the Renaissance. He and his colleague, Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, both taught at the Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture. His works reflect his dry humour and his sometimes childlike perspective, his personal moods and beliefs, and his musicality.

For more biographical notes see part 1. For earlier works by Klee see parts 1 - 13 also. 

This part 14, the final part of a 14-part series on the works of Paul Klee:

Note: A lot of artwork descriptions finish with “mounted on card.” Klee would mount a large proportion of his work onto cardboard, where he would draw a line beneath the work, and add the title / date / description of the work.



1939 Blue-Bird-Pumpkin
gouache on paper mounted on cardboard 34.3 x 49.2 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1939 Conch - Still Life II
gouache on paper, mounted on board inscribed by the artist 27.9 x 21.9 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1939 Conquest of the Mountain
oil on cotton 95 x 70 cm
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

1939 Creature of the Moorland D
gouache and coloured crayon on paper mounted on card 21 x 32.6 cm
Private Collection

1939 Drawn Girl
tempera and watercolour over primer 33.5 x 20.8 cm
Private Collection

1939 Embrace
paste colour, watercolour and oil on paper 24.2 x 31.1 cm
 Collection Dr. Bernhard Sprengel, Hanover

1939 Exuberance
oil and colour glue paint on paper on hessian canvas 101 x 130 cm

1939 Fear Explosion III
watercolour on prepared paper on card 63.5 x 48.1 cm

1939 Poison Mixer from the Old Kingdom
 gouache and watercolour on paper mounted on card 21.6 x 29.5 cm
Private Collection

1939 Girl in Mourning
gouache, pastel, and charcoal on paper mounted on cardboard 66.4 x 50.2 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1939 In Position
watercolour on paper mounted on card 31.3 x 22 cm
Private Collection

1939 Intoxication
oil and watercolour on jute 65 x 80 cm
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

1939 Intoxication
pigmented paste on tracing paper on board 41 x 55.2 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1939 La Belle Jardinière
oil and tempera on hessian canvas 95 x 71 cm

1939 Leaf from the Memoirs of an Old Woman
watercolour and pen and brown ink, over graphite, on off-white wove paper, tipped on ivory wove paper 29.4 x 20.9 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1939 Listening Angel
 oil on board 27 x 22 cm
Private Collection

1939 Mud Bath
black chalk on damask ( linen damask with embroidered K napkin ),
mounted on cardboard 30 x 30 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1939 Oh! These Rumours!
tempera and oil on burlap 75.6 x 55 cm
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

1939 Park of Idols
watercolour on blackened paper 35.6 x 20.9 cm
Collection Felix Klee, Bern

1939 Pretender
pencil and watercolour on paper laid down on paper 29.5 x 21 cm
Private Collection

1939 Rocks at Night
watercolour and ink on chalk-and glue-primed letter paper, mounted on paper 20.9 x 29.5 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1939 Song of Love in the New Moon ( Chant d’amour à la Nouvelle Lune )
watercolour on hessian canvas 100 70 cm

Voice from the ether: 'And you will eat your fill'
tempera and oil on brown paper 50 x 38 cm
Victoria and Albert MUseum, London

1939 The Clown and His Flower
gouache, watercolour and pencil on paper mounted on card 21 x 29.8 cm
Private Collection

1939 The Man of Confusion
oil on canvas 66.7 x 50.5 cm
St. Louis Art Museum, MO

1939 The White Form
gouache on black paper 32 x 49 cm
 Private Collection

1939 This Flower Wishes to Fade
watercolour on paper

1939 Unknown Initial
oil, watercolour, wax crayon and pencil on paper mounted on card 29.5 x 20.7 cm
Private Collection

Overwinter
oil and gouache 45.2 x 90.1 cm 
Private Collection

1939 Wild Animal in a Spell
gouache and watercolour on paper laid down on stiff cream paper 25.4 x 27 cm
 Private Collection

1940 Boy with Toys
coloured paste on paper, mounted on paper 29.2 x 20.6 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1940 Captive
oil on burlap 47.9 x 44.1 cm
Collection Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Zimmerman, New York

1940 Dancing Girl
oil on cloth 53.3 x 51.2 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1940 Death and Fire
oil and distemper on jute 43 x 43 cm
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland

1940 Heat
coloured paste on paper mounted on card 48 x 62.2 cm
Private Collection

1940 High Watcher
coloured paste on brown wrapping paper laid down on stiff cream paper
44 x 21 cm
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

1940 Lady Apart
pigmented paste on tracing paper on board 64.8 x 50.2 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1940 Locksmith
paste colour on paper, mounted on cardboard 48 x 31 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1940 Matros
coloured paste on paper 48.3 x 30.7 cm
Private Collection

1940 Mud-Woodlouse-Fish
coloured paste and grease crayon on newspaper on cardboard 34 x 53.5 cm

1940 Mumon, Drunk, Collapses into an Armchair
coloured paste on paper on cardboard 29.5 x 21 cm

1940 Nomad Mother
black crayon and opaque watercolour on paper 29.4 x 20.6 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1940 Palace
gouache and watercolour on paper 31.5 x 42.8 cm
 Private Collection

1940 The Hour Before One Night
gouache on paper mounted on cardboard 44.5 x 59.7 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1940 Untitled
chalk, gesso and wax crayon on draft paper 28.8 x 20.4 cm
 Private Collection

1940 Untitled
oil on canvas 100 x 80.5 cm
Private Collection

1940c Untitled
watercolour and paste on paper 20 x 29.2 cm

1940c Untitled, Captive - Figure of this World - Next World
oil and coloured paste on primed burlap on burlap 55.2 x 50.1 cm
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

1947 Not Ending
etching printed in black ink on heavy cream wove paper 17.8 x 13.7 cm ( plate )
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

1949 A Kind of Skyscraper
oilstick on gessoed burlap mounted on board 44.5 x 22.2 cm
Private Collection