Monday, 28 January 2019

Paul Klee - Part 4

1924 Paul Klee in his Weimar Bauhaus studio
photograph by Felix Klee
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

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 - 3 also. 

This part 4 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.



1919 Tomcat's Turf
watercolour, gouache, and oil on gesso on two sections of fabric mounted on card 31.8 x 23.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1919 Unlucky Star of the Ships
watercolour, pen and ink on paper mounted on card 22.5 x 28.6 cm
 Private Collection

1919 Untitled
pen and ink, watercolour and pencil on paper mounted on paper 14.6 x 18.4 cm
Private Collection

1919 Untitled
watercolour and gouache on silk 24.5 x 13.9 cm
Private Collection

1919 Villa R ( House at the Roadside )
oil on card 26.5 x 22.4 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1919 Waterfowl - Duck
chalk, watercolour, pen and ink on paper mounted on card 22.9 x 19.4 cm
Private Collection

1919 Windows and Roofs
oil and pen an ink on paper mounted on card 27.2 x 21.5 cm
 Private Collection

1919 With the Mountain Range
watercolour and gouache on laid paper 24.4 x 32.4 cm
© Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

1919 With Two Dromedaries and One Donkey
watercolour and gouache on paper 24.3 x 21.4 cm
Indiana University Art Museum

1920 A Genius Serves a Small Breakfast
lithograph
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1920 Angelus Novus
oil and watercolour on paper on card 31.8 x 24.2 cm

1920 Before the Festivity
watercolour and oil transfer drawing on paper,
mounted on card 31.1 x 23.7 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1920 Bob
gouache and India ink on gessoed paper mounted on card 38.4 x 24.1 cm
Private Collection

1920 Castle Landscape with Black Lightning
watercolour, India ink and pencil on paper mounted on card 24 x 16 cm
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

1920 Ceremony and Sunset
oil and pen and India ink on paper mounted on card 38.7 x 25.4 cm
Private Collection

1920 Children and Dog
watercolour and pen and ink on paper mounted on card 26.2 x 32.5 cm
Private Collection

1920 Christian Sectarian
oil transfer drawing and watercolour on paper mounted on card 31.5 x 23.2 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1920 Destroyed Place
oil on paper mounted on grey-blue cardboard mounted on card,
 with a narrow strip of tarnished silver around the image 22.3 x 19.5 cm
Lenbachhaus, Munich

1920 Drawing Knotted in the Manner of a Net
ink on paper mounted on card 31.1 x 19.1 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1920 Episode at Kairouan
watercolour and transferred printing ink on paper mounted on card 23.5 x 31.4 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1920 Great Hall for Singers
watercolour and gouache on gesso on paper mounted on card 39.4 x 58.7 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1920 Kiosk - Architecture
oil on board 49.5 x 43.5 cm
Private Collection

1920 Landscape with the Yellow Steeple
oil and pen mounted on card 48.5 x 54 cm
Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst 

1920 Lovers
gouache and graphite on paper mounted on black paper mounted on card 25.1 x 41.3 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1920 Miraculous Landing, or the "112!"
watercolour, transferred printing ink,
and ink on paper mounted on card 31.1 x 38.1 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1920 North African
watercolour and oil transfer on paper mounted on card 32.2 x 25 cm
 Private Collection

1920 Park by the Lake
watercolour on paper mounted on card 15.3 x 22.3 cm
Private Collection

1920 Park
colour lithograph 12.4 x 10.2 cm ( plate )
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1920 Park in the Rain
oil on card mounted on card 33 x 21 cm
Private Collection

1920 Phantom Perspective
watercolour and transferred printing ink on paper mounted on cardboard
30.8 x 42.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1920 Poisonous Berries
watercolour on chalk-grounded gauze on paper mounted on card 15.4 x 22.2 cm
Private Collection

1920 Potted Plants I
lithograph with watercolour additions 19 x 13.6 cm ( plate )
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1920 Proud P'rrrsch
watercolour, pen and ink on paper mounted on card 23.2 x 18.1 cm
Private Collection


1920 Redgreen and Violet-Yellow Rhythms
oil and ink on cardboard 37.5 x 33.7 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1920 Rider Unhorsed and Bewitched
ink on paper mounted on cardboard 24.4 x 32.4 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1920 Rosa
oil on cardboard 20.3 x 14.6 cm
Private Collection

1920 Rose Garden
oil and pen on paper on carton
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

1920 Temple Gardens
gouache and traces of ink on three sheets of paper mounted on paper mounted on cardboard 23.8 x 30.2 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1920 Terraced Garden
oil on cardboard 28 x 40 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1920 The Crazy Village
watercolour over oil transfer on paper 11.5 x 20.3 cm
Private Collection

1920 The End of the Last Act of a Drama
oil transfer drawing, watercolour and ink on paper with ink border on board
24.1 x 33.3 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1920 The Great Emperor Rides to War
oil transfer drawing and watercolour on paper mounted on card 31 x 23.8 cm
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie Sammlung Berggruen

1920 The Lamb
oil on canvas
Städelsche Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt

1920 Theatre-Mountain-Construction
oil, gouache, and ink on paper mounted on cardboard 47.9 x 62.9 cm
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1920 They’re Biting
watercolour and oil paint on paper 31.1 x 23.5 cm
Tate, London

1920 Transplant Metaphysical
watercolour and black ink transfer, with pen and black ink, touches of red gouache, and traces of graphite, on cream laid paper, laid down on cream wood pulp laminate board 27.8 x 43.8 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1920 Tree and Architecture - Rhythms
oil on paper 27.9 x 38.3 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1920 Veil Dance
oil transfer drawing and watercolour on paper mounted on card 25.9 x 40 cm
Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1920 White Blossom in the Garden
oil on paper 17.8 x 17.2 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1921 ( From the Song of Songs ) Version II
ink and watercolour on paper 16.2 x 17.4 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1921 A Little Memory of Nymphenburg
gouache and watercolour on paper mounted on cardboard 14.6 x 12.4 cm
Private Collection

1921 Adam and Little Eve
watercolour and transferred printing ink on paper mounted on cardboard
42.2 x 29.8 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921 All Souls' Picture
watercolour and transferred printing ink on paper, bordered with ink, mounted on cardboard 40 x 53.7 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1921 Apparatus for the Magnetic Treatment of Plants
pen and ink on paper mounted on cardboard 22.2 x 28.2 cm
Private Collection

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