Monday, 18 February 2019

Paul Klee - Part 13



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 - 12 also. 

This part 13 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.



1937 Fragments
oil on burlap 55.2 x 71.8 cm
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

1937 God of War
gouache and tempera 35.2 x 29 cm
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

1937 Leaf
oil on canvas 26 x 32.5 cm
Private Collection

1937 Legend of the Nile
pastel on cotton cloth mounted on burlap 69 x 61 cm
 Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

1937 Letter Ghost
pigmented paste on newspaper 33 x 48.6 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1937 Peach Harvest
watercolour and charcoal on chalk- and glue-primed paper, mounted with linen strips on paper 55.2 x 43.5 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1937 Printed Sheet with Picture
oil on canvas 60 x 56.5 cm
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1937 Revolution of the Viaduct
oil on cotton 60 x 50 cm
Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany

1937 Seeking and Finding
colour paste on paper on cardboard 34.9 x 49.8 cm

1937 Sick Girl
gouache on paper 32.5 x 21 cm
Private Collection

1937 Signs in Yellow
pastel on cotton on coloured paste on burlap on stretcher 83.5 x 50.3 cm
 Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

1937 Snail
oil over charcoal on paper 17.7 x 28.6 cm
 Private Collection

1937 The Way to the Citadel
oil on canvas mounted on cardboard 67 x 56.8 cm
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1937 Trio from an Operetta
watercolour and charcoal on paper 20.5 x 30.2 cm
Private Collection

1937 Winter Sleep
watercolour and charcoal on paper 31.1 x 48.7 cm
Private Collection

1937 Women Harvesting
pastel on canvas, on burlap 50 x 54 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1937c Reclining
oil on burlap 34.3 x 61 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

1938 A Gate
tempera on Ingres paper on cardboard 60.5 x 44.4 cm
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

1938 A Woman for Gods
coloured paste and watercolour on wrapping paper mounted on cardboard 44.3 x 60.5 cm
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

1938 Archangel
oil and distemper on cotton on jute on a stretcher 100 x 65 cm
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

1938 Blades
coloured paste on paper on cardboard 50 x 35 cm
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

1938 Child Playing
pastel on linen on paper 36.9 x 23.5 cm
 Private Collection

1938 Children's Frieze
pastel on cotton laid down on paper mounted on card 9.5 x 33.4 cm
Private Collection

1938 Comedians' Handbill
gouache on newsprint mounted on cardboard 54.6 x 36.2 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Yo
rk

1938 Dances under the influence of Fear
watercolour on paper on card 48 x 31 cm

1938 Duke Leader ( Ladder ) Not Alone
oil and tempera on paper 34.3 x 48.6 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1938 Exercising
gouache and black chalk on paper mounted on card 49.8 x 34.3 cm
Private Collection

1938 Forest Witch
oil on paper on burlap 99 x 74 cm
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

1938 Fragmenta Veneris
watercolour and tempera and plaster on jute 30 x 21 cm
Private Collection

1938 Fruits from Overseas
oil on paper mounted on card 28.8 x 39.7 cm
Private Collection

1938 Girl, Two Brandies
oil, paste and watercolour 52 x 35 cm
Private Collection

1938 Heroic Roses
oil on stained canvas 68 x 52 cm
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

1938 Heroic Strokes of the Bow
pigmented paste on newspaper on dyed cloth on board in artist's frame
73 x 53 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1938 Hot Pursuit
coloured paste and oil on paper on jute 48.3 x 64.8 cm
Harvard Art Museums / Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, MA

1938 Initial A
pastel on burlap laid down on paper 12.7 x 23.8 cm
Private Collection

1938 Insula Dulcamara
oil and colour glue paint on paper on hessian canvas 88 x 176 cm

1938 Ju Blüte
coloured gesso on burlap on gessoed masonite 47 x 74 cm
Private Collection

1938 Little Hope
plaster and watercolour on burlap mounted on cardboard 46 x 51.8 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1938 Park near Lu. ( Lucerne )
100 x 70 cm
Tate, London)

1938 Rich Harbour ( Picture of a Journey )
oil and paste on newspaper on jute 75.4 x 165 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1938 Schwimm Fähiges
coloured paste on paper laid down on stiff cream paper 29 x 34 cm
Private Collection

1938 Slightly Dry Poem
oil and pastel on burlap, mounted on card 58.5 x 45 cm
Harvard Art Museums / Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, MA

1938 The Broken Key
oil on burlap 50 x 66 cm
Sprengel Museum Hannover

1938 The Garden in Hot Weather
oil and casein on paper 25.4 x 34.9 cm
Private Collection

1938 The Sales Woman in the Open
Study for "Three Exotic Youths" 1938 ( suitable image not found)
and "Exotics 1939 ( see below )
brush and black ink on off-white wove paper, tipped onto ivory card 43.1 x 27 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1939 Exotics
oil on burlap 71.1 x 55.9 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1938 The Vase
oil on burlap on burlap 88 x 54.5 cm
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

1938 Wave
gouache on paper laid down on paper 17.8 x 27 cm
 Private Collection

1938 Winter
colour lithograph 35.5 x 26.5 cm

1938 Winter Masks
gouache on paper mounted on card 20.5 x 23.5 cm
Private Collection

1938 Yellow-Green
oil and pastel on linen mounted on card 46 x 31 cm
Private Collection

1938 Young Moe
coloured paste on newspaper on burlap 53 x 70.1 cm
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1939 A Children's Game
coloured paste and watercolour on cardboard
Staatliche Museen ze Berlin, National Galerie Sammlung Berggruen

1939 And Not Ashamed
gouache and watercolour on paper mounted on board 22.7 x 29.5 cm
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

1939 Angel Applicant
gouache, ink, and graphite on paper mounted on cardboard 65.4 x 44.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York