Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Paul Klee - Part 5



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 - 4 also. 

This part 5 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.



1921 Architecture in Red and Green
watercolour, pen and ink and pencil on paper 14.7 x 26.2 cm
Private Collection

1921 Architecture
watercolour and black ink transfer on cream laid paper,
laid down on cream card 24 x 21.6 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Il

1921 Autumnal Place
watercolour on paper 33 x 22.5 cm
Private Collection

1921 City in the Intermediate Realm
oil transfer drawing and watercolour on paper mounted on card 31.3 x 48 cm
Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

1921 Cold City
watercolour on paper mounted on maroon paper mounted on cardboard
27 x 36.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921 Comedy
watercolour and oil paint on paper 30.5 x 45.4 cm
 Tate, London

1921 Comic Rider
pen and ink on laid paper, laid down on mount 23.7 x 26.9 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1921 Crystal Gradation
watercolour on paper, bordered with brush and quill, mounted on cardboard
24 x 31.3 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1921 Distillation of Pears
transfer drawing, pen and watercolour on paper,
bordered with watercolour and pen, mounted on card 25.7 x 36 cm
 Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

1921 Dream City
watercolour and oil 46.3 x 31.1 cm
 Private Collection

1921 Dry-Cool Garden
watercolour on paper, edged with strips of silver paper,
mounted on cardboard 24.1 x 30.5 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1921 Fire Clown
watercolour on paper, laid down on cardboard 21 x 17.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1921 Fortress
watercolour on joined paper mounted on card 24.5 x 18. cm
Private Collection

1921 Goldfish Wife
watercolour on paper, mounted on board 35.2 x 51.4 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1921 Gradation, Red-Green
watercolour on laid paper, with pen and black ink and wash extended onto mount 23.5 x 30.5 cm
Morgan Library & Museum, New York

1921 Head of a Robber
oil on paper 26.8 x 21.8 cm
Private Collection

1921 Hexen Scene
oil on canvas 32 x 24.2 cm
Private Collection

1921 Hoffmannesque Scene
lithograph in gold, maroon, brown and black 47.5 x 26.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921 Tale à la Hoffmann ( variation of the above )
watercolour, graphite, and transferred printing ink on paper bordered with metallic foil, mounted on cardboard 40.3 x 32.1 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921 Landscape near E.
oil and pen on paper on card 49.8 x 35.2 cm

1921 Night Feast
oil on paper, mounted on cardboard painted with oil,
mounted on board 36.9 x 49.8 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1921 Picture of a City ( Red-Green Accents )
oil on plaster-primed gauze bordered with gouache,
mounted on card 42 x 42.5 cm
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany

1921 Portrait of a Violet-Eyed Woman
watercolour, pen and ink on paper 22.2 x 19.1 cm
Private Collection

1921 Portrait of a Yellow Man
watercolour, transferred printing ink,
and ink on paper mounted on cardboard 58.7 x 41.9 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921 Queen of Hearts
lithograph 25.6 x 17.6 cm ( plate )
 Museum of Modern Art, New York

1921 Ripening Growth
watercolour over pencil and collage on board 41.9 x 23.8 cm
Private Collection

1921 Room Perspective Red / Green
watercolour, ink and pencil on wove paper mounted over India ink on paper strips, mounted on card 20 x 26.4 cm
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA

1921 Runner at the Goal
watercolour and graphite on paper, mounted on cardboard with gouache border 39.4 x 30.5 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1921 Saint of Inner Light
colour lithograph 58.7 x 48.9 cm ( framed )
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

1921 Saint of Inner Light
 lithograph 28.6 x 15.8 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1921 The Angler
oil transfer drawing, watercolour and ink on paper with watercolour and ink borders on board 50.5 x 31.8 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1921 The Arrow before the Target
oil transfer drawing and watercolour on paper on board 23.8 x 31.8 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1921 The Man Under the Pear Tree
watercolour and transferred printing ink on paper, bordered with metallic foil, mounted on cardboard 45.1 x 34.9 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921 The Pathos of Fertility
watercolour and transferred printing ink on paper,
bordered with ink 51.1 x 40.3 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921 The Saint of the Inner Light
lithograph with brown background 39 x 26.8 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921 Three Houses
oil paint and gouache on paper, mounted on board 19.4 x 42.9 cm
 Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1921 Transparent-Perspectivisch Gefügt ( I )
watercolour on joined paper mounted on cardboard 21.1 x 15.5 cm
Private Collection

1921 Tropical Twilight
oil on white primer on paper on cardboard 33.5 x 23 cm
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

1921 Where the Eggs and the Good Roast Come From
watercolour and transferred printing ink on paper
mounted on cardboard 19.1 x 32.7 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921 Wild Berry
watercolour and pencil on paper, cut and rearranged, with gouache pen and ink on cardboard 35.7 x 27 cm
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

1921 Winter Journey
watercolour and transferred printing ink on paper, bordered with ink, mounted on cardboard 45.4 x 32.1 cm
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921 Yellow Harbour
watercolour and transferred printing ink on paper
mounted on cardboard 39.7 x 56.8 cm
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1922 A Young Lady’s Adventure
watercolour on paper 62.5 x 48 cm
 Tate, London

1922 Aeolian Harp
pen and ink and pencil on paper mounted on cardboard 9.9 x 20.9 cm
Private Collection

1922 Agricultural Experimental Plan for Late Autumn
watercolour with ink on paper 18.9 x 30.6 cm
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine

1922 Bewitched Animals
graphite on paper, laid down on original mount 21 x 25 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1922 Chinese Novella
watercolour and pencil on paper mounted on cardboard 25.7 x 32.4 cm
Private Collection

1922 Dance You Monster to My Soft Song!
oil and oil transfer drawing on plaster-primed gauze, with watercolour and ink on paperboard mount 35.2 x 29.2 cm
 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1922 Dying Plants
watercolour, pencil. and ink on paper with watercolour borders
on board 64.8 x 47.9 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1922 Fate of Two Sisters
oil and gouache on paper mounted on card 31.6 x 46.3 cm
Private Collection

1922 Fateful Hour at Quarter to Twelve
oil on chalk-primed muslin mounted on panel 40.8 x 48 cm
 Private Collection

1922 Female Jumping Jack
graphite pencil on cream wove paper mounted on thin cardboard 28.9 x 22.2 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

1922 Festival of the Lanterns, Bauhaus
lithograph in black with additions of red and yellow watercolour on cream coloured postcard paper 8.9 x 14.4 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Il

1922 Fire Wind
pencil on paper, mounted on cardboard 28 x 22.3 cm
 Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland