Monday, 11 February 2019

Paul Klee - Part 10



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 - 9 also. 

This part 10 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.



1929 Monuments at G.
gypsum and watercolour on canvas 69.5 x 50.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1929 Old Man Counting
etching on ivory wove paper 29.9 x 23.9 cm ( image )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1929 Orpheus
oil and watercolour on silk or cotton mounted on wood 50.2 x 23.5 cm
Private Collection

1929 Portrait of Mrs. Gl.
watercolour and pen on paper laid down on cardboard 45.7 x 30.5 cm
 Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1929 Red House
oil on canvas
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

1929 Small Garden Ghost
pencil and watercolour on paper 48 x 30.5 cm
Private Collection

1929 Steps
oil and ink on canvas

1929 Tree Nursery
oil with incised gesso ground on canvas 43.8 x 52.4 cm
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1929 Trees in the Garden
watercolour and crayon on paper mounted on card 32.5 x 16.5 cm
Private Collection

1929 Uncomposed in Space
watercolour, pen, chalk and pencil on paper mounted on card 31.7 x 24.5 cm
Private Collection

1929 Woman Leaning Back
watercolour and pen and ink on paper 33 x 31 cm
Private Collection

1930 "Or the Mocked Mocker"
 oil on canvas 43.2 x 52.4 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1930 Ad Marginem
watercolour and pen nailed to paint primer on cardboard on stretcher, backside white primer with traces of paint 43.5 x 33 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1930 Blossoms in the Night
watercolour and ink on prepared ground on paper
mounted on board 23.5 x 31.1 cm

1930 Braced Surfaces
oil on canvas 50.5 x 60.7 cm
Private Collection

1930 Burdened Children
graphite, crayon and ink on paper on board 65 x 45.8 cm
Tate, London

1930 Children Fleeing
watercolour and gouache on paper mounted on card 33.7 x 27.8 cm
Private Collection

1930 Clown
pen in black and watercolour on paper, mounted on paper 25.9 x 21.4 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1930 Colour Chart "Qu 1"
pastel on paste colour on paper. mounted on cardboard 37.3 x 46.8 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1930 Conquerer
watercolour and pen on cotton with marginal strips top and bottom in gouache and pen, mounted on cardboard
 Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

1930 Der Man mit dem Mundwerk ( The Man with the Mouth )
oil monotype printed in black ink on off-white wove paper mounted onto another sheet of wove paper 33 x 41.9 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

1930 Doctor
watercolour, gouache, and oil wash on paper, bordered with gouache and ink, mounted on cardboard 64.8 x 47.9 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1930 Fairy Tales of the North
oil on paper, bordered with gouache and feather, on cardboard 33 x 42 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1930 Fragment No. 67 ( Engel )
gouache and watercolour on canvas mounted on card 41 x 26.5 cm
Private Collection

1930 Fruits on Red
watercolour, brush, pen and in on silk 61.2 x 46.2 cm
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

1930 Head of a Boy
tempera on newspaper mounted on card 26.5 x 31.7 cm
Private Collection

1930 In the Clouds
watercolour and coloured paste on paper mounted on card 46.8 x 61.5 cm
Private Collection

1930 In the Grass
oil on canvas 42.1 x 52.5 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1930 Myth of an Island
pencil and watercolour on paper 46.3 x 61 cm
Private Collection

1930 Never Ending
etching 17.8 x 13.7 cm ( plate )
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1930 North German City
 gouache and watercolour on gesso on paper mounted on cardboard
48.3 x 46.7 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1930 Open Book
water-based paint and varnish over white lacquer on paper, mounted on canvas 45.7 x 42.5 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1930 Portrait in the Arbor
gouache on paperboard 33.3 x 24.1 cm
Private Collection

1930 Resting
watercolour and pen and ink on paper mounted on card 22.6 x 30.2 cm
Private Collection

1930 Rhythmical More Rigorous and Freer
gouache on paper mounted on card 47 x 61.5 cm
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

1930 Rythmical
oil on canvas 68.9 x 50.4 cm

1930 Short Sea Voyage
watercolour on cotton mounted on card 26.5 x 52.5 cm
Private Collection

1930 Siedlung im Hügelland
watercolour and pen and ink on linen mounted on card 25.5 x 42 cm
Private Collection

1930 Sunset
oil on canvas 46.1 x 70.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1930 The Castle Mountain of S.
gouache on paper laid down on board 36.8 x 46.7 cm
Tate, London

1930 Twins
oil on canvas 60.6 x 50.4 cm

1930 Vogelfänger ( Fowler )
gouache on paper mounted on board 33.3 x 21 cm
Private Collection

1930 What’s the Matter with Him?
stamped drawing in ink on Ingres paper on cardboard 55.5 x 34 cm
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

1930 Winter Picture
gouache, watercolour, pen and ink and silver foil collage on paper mounted on card 31.9 x 48.9 cm
Private Collection

1930 Woman with Tomato
watercolour on paper mounted on card 61 x 46.2 cm
Private Collection

1931 A Sting
watercolour, pen and India ink on paper mounted on card 32 x 48.6 cm
Private Collection

1931 Blooming Plant
watercolour with touches of gouache, over charcoal, on tan laid paper, laid down on tan wood-pulp laminate board 59.7 x 43.2 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1931 Blossom
oil and watercolour on paper mounted on board 14.8 x 14.6 cm
Private Collection

1931 Boy in Fancy Dress
watercolour and gouache on paper mounted on cardboard 62.9 x 47.9 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1931 Castle Garden
oil on canvas 67.2 x 54.9 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1931 Cliffs by the Sea
oil on white ground on canvas 44 x 62 cm
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich

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