Friday, 8 February 2019

Paul Klee - Part 9



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 - 8 also. 

This part 9 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.



1927 Black Knight
oil on canvas coated with white tempera mounted on wood 33 x 29 cm
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

1927 Carpet Chinese
ink on paper mounted on card 23 x 30.2 cm
Private Collection

1927 Conjuring Trick
oil on cloth mounted on board 49.7 x 41.7 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1927 Feast Day in Winter
pen and ink, watercolour and "spritztechnik on paper
mounted on card 14.6 x 29.8 cm

1927 Follows with Concern, As Both are Blind
pen and brown ink on tan laid paper tipped onto tan wove paper 41.8 x 30.7 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1927 Glashäuser Viertel
watercolour on paper mounted on card 42.7 x 52.5 cm
Private Collection

1927 Harmony of Northern Flora
oil on plasterboard 51.6 x 77.2 cm
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland

1927 Heavenly and Earthly Time
pen and black ink and watercolour on paper 41.1 x 49.8 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1927 Hero Mother
watercolour, ink, and graphite on paper mounted on board 48.6 x 31.3 cm
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

1927 Historical Site
watercolour and ink on paper on board 35.5 x 48.7 cm
Tate, London

1927 Hunting Ground near Sp.
pencil, watercolour, gouache and charcoal on paper
mounted on card 27.6 x 47.6 cm
Private Collection

1927 Journey in Corsica
pen and black ink and watercolour, sprayed and brushed, on paper, mounted on board 33.3 x 45.7 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1927 Party from G.
watercolour and oil on paper 32.2 x 24.2 cm
Museum Berggruen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

1927 Pastorale ( Rhythms )
tempera on canvas mounted on wood 69.3 x 52.4 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1927 Plant Seeds
watercolour and India ink on laid paper mounted on cardboard 30.5 x 46.7 cm
© Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

1927 Portrait of an Equilibrist
oil and collage on cardboard over wood with painted plaster border
63.2 x 40 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1927 Prestidigitator ( Magician )
oil and watercolour on fabric on cardboard 49.7 x 41.8 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1927 Seaside Resort in the South of France
graphite, crayon and watercolour on paper on board 32.7 x 48.8 cm
Tate, London

1927 Statuettes of Disabled War Heroes
ink on paper mounted on cardboard 50.2 x 32.7 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1927 Still Life
oil on gypsum construction 47.9 x 64.1 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1927 Under Water
ink on paper mounted on cardboard 50.2 x 63.2 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1927 Variations ( Progressive Motif )
oil and watercolour on canvas 40.6 x 40 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1927 Young Garden - Rhythms
oil and incision marks on canvas 65 x 51.7 cm

1928 A Leaf from a City Book
oil paint on paper on cardboard on second box nailed on stretcher; original frame borders 42.5 x 31.5 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1928 Botanical Laboratory
gouache, watercolour and ink on paper mounted on cardboard 39.3 x 26.9 cm
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1928 Cat and Bird
oil and ink on gessoed canvas, mounted on wood 38.1 x 53.2 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1928 Children before a City
oil on paper mounted on card 27.6 x 22 cm
Private Collection

1928 Fast getroffen ( Nearly Hit )
oil on board 50.8 x 39.4 cm

1928 Foundations of K
watercolour on paper mounted on card 25.4 x 35.6 cm
Private Collection

1928 Frau im Sontagsstat ( Woman in Sunday Act )
oil on canvas 22.9 x 18.1 cm
Private Collection

1928 Gifts for "J."
oil, ink, and gesso on canvas mounted on wood 40 x 55.9 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York
* Shown the correct way up

1928 Height!
etching 23 x 23 cm ( sheet )
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1928 Juggler in April
etching 19.1 x 19.6 cm ( plate )
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1928 Marjamshausen
watercolour on paper 41.7 x 31.3 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1928 Modest Home
oil over gessoed gauze over plaster 38.7 x 35.5 cm

1928 Old Town ( Overview )
watercolour on white primer on paper, mounted on cardboard 29.5 x 22.4 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1928 Small Houses in the Garden City
watercolour on paper, mounted on board 29.2 x 45.7 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1928 Still Life with Animal Statuette
oil on canvas mounted on card 31.5 x 32 cm
Private Collection

1928c Stakim
oil on plaster 20.3 x 32.4 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1929 Ancient Warrior
watercolour and charcoal on paper mounted on card 47.1 x 30.6 cm
Private Collection

1929 Arrival of the Air Dragon
oil on board 49 x 35 cm
Private Collection

1929 Demonic Puppets
gouache and pen on linen mounted on card 37 x 25 cm
Private Collection

1929 Fig Tree
watercolour on paper 28 x 20.8 cm
Private Collection

1929 Fire in the Evening
oil on cardboard 33.8 x 33.3 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1929 Fleeing Ghost
oil on canvas 89.5 x 63.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1929 Ghost Rider Late in the Evening
watercolour and gouache 46.5 x 31 cm
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

1929 Highways and Byways
oil on canvas 82.8 x 66.9 cm
Private Collection

1929 Hollow Outlook
watercolour on paper mounted on card 27 x 34 cm
Private Collection

1929 In the Current Six Thresholds
oil and tempera on canvas 43.5 x 43.5 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1929 Into the Cave
pen and brown ink, watercolour, and pastel on paper with laid texture mounted on thin cardboard 30.5 x 45.7 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

1929 Land of Lemons
watercolour and gouache on paper mounted on cardboard 22.8 x 30.4 cm
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1929 Landscape with Poplars
watercolour on white ground on paper on cardboard 27 x 21.5 cm
 Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1929 Marchen
painting on gessoed canvas 50 x 43 cm
Private Collection

1929 Measured Fields
watercolour on Ingres paper 30 x 46 cm
 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf

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