Monday, 4 February 2019

Paul Klee - Part 7



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 - 6 also. 

This part 7 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.



1923 Postcard No. 4 for the 1923 Bauhaus Exhibition, Weimar
colour lithograph14.3 x 7.6 cm ( image )
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1923 Puppet Theatre
watercolour 51.4 x 37.2 cm

1923 Scene among Girls
 oil transfer and watercolour on paper mounted on card 39 x 23.7 cm
Private Collection

1923 Scene among Girls
watercolour, gouache, ink and pencil on paper on board 50.2 x 32.4 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1923 Seventeen, Insane
pen and watercolour on paper mounted on cardboard 22.3 x 28.6 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1923 Singer of the Comic Opera
watercolour and ink on paper, mounted on cardboard 29.2 x 23.5 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1923 South Alpine Place
oil, watercolour and gouache on paper mounted on cardboard 34.1 x 30 cm
 Private Collection

1923 Static-Dynamic Gradation
oil and gouache on paper bordered with gouache, watercolour, and ink, mounted on cardboard 43.5 x 29.2 cm

1923 Sun in the Gate
 lithograph on smooth wove paper 22.9 x 26.4 cm

1923 The Barbed Noose with the Mice
watercolour and gouache on paper, bordered with gouache, mounted on cardboard 31.1 x 40 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1923 The Bright Side postcard for "Bauhaus Exhibition Weimar 1923"
lithograph 9.8 x 14.4 cm ( plate )
 Museum of Modern Art, New York

1923 The House in the Heights
gouache on paper on board with black and green wash border 35 x 49.8 cm
 Private Collection

1923 The Mountain of the Sacred Cat
oil transfer drawing, pencil and watercolour on paper

1923 Tightrope Walker
lithograph 43.4 x 27 cm ( plate )
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1923 Tomb in Three Parts
watercolour and graphite on paper, mounted on board 33 x 45.1 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1923 Tropical Gardening
watercolour and oil transfer drawing on paper, with watercolour on cardboard mount 17.9 x 45.5 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1923 Ventriloquist and Crier in the Moor
watercolour and transferred printing ink on paper, bordered with ink, mounted on cardboard 41.9 x 29.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1923 View from a Window ( Island in the North Sea )
watercolour and gouache

1923 Wintery ( aka Scenic - Abstract )
pen, India ink and watercolour on paper mounted on cardboard 17.4 x 24.6 cm
 Private Collection

1923-24 Garden on Debris
watercolour and black ink transfer on cream wove paper, mounted on cream card 26.8 x 25.4 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1924 A Pride of Lions ( Take Note! )
watercolour, brush, and ink on paper mounted on cardboard 26.7 x 42.2 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1924 Actor's Mask
oil on canvas mounted on board 36.7 x 33.8 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1924 ARA "Cooling in a Garden of the Torrid Zone"
pen and watercolour on paper mounted on card 29.6 x 20.7 cm
Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, Kupferstichkabinett

1924 Arabian Bride
watercolour and oil on wove papers, mounted on wove papers, mounted on thin cardboard 33.7 x 16.5 cm
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

1924 Asiatic God
oil and plaster, over gauze, on panel 56.5 x 35.6 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1924 Astrological Fantasy Portrait
gouache on paper, bordered with ink and gouache,
mounted on cardboard 37.8 x 27.9 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1924 Austere Mountain Shape, Crystalline Mountain
watercolour and gouache on paper mounted on cardboard 23.6 x 38.1 cm
Private Collection

1924 Brief Description of a Mountain Pass
watercolour, gouache and pen and ink on paper
mounted on cardboard 17.1 x 13.6 cm
Private Collection

1924 Cathedral
watercolour and oil on paper 29.8 x 35.2 cm
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1924 Curtain
watercolour  on red paste–primed muslin, with gouache and ink on paperboard mount 18.1 x 9.2 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1924 Dunes Cemetery
watercolour and pen and ink on paper
mounted on painted cardboard 46.5 x 28.5 cm
Private Collection

1924 Flower Garden
paste ground, gouache, and incising on paper on board 44.5 x 32.4 cm
 Museum of Modern Art, New York

1924 Garden Still Life
oil on paper mounted on cardboard 33.6 x 22.8 cm
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1924 Girl Possessed
oil transfer drawing and watercolour on paper on cardboard 44.2 x 29.2 cm
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland

1924 Head ( As it were a Portrait )
oil and gouache on paper 37.5 x 28.3 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1924 Jester
watercolour, gouache, and graphite pencil on paper with laid texture mounted on thin cardboard 31.4 x 35.6 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

1924 Jörg
watercolour and pen and black ink on paper, mounted on board 23.3 x 28.9 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1924 Medicinal Flora
watercolour and transferred printing ink on paper, bordered with gouache and ink, mounted on cardboard 31.8 x 40 cm
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1924 Mountain Formation
oil transfer drawing, watercolour and pencil on paper
mounted on card 41.9 x 38.1 cm
Staatsgalerie, Suttgart, Graphische Sammlung

1924 New House in the Suburbs
gouache on canvas 36.4 x 46.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1924 Old City Architecture
watercolour and ink with incising on prepared paper on board with ink and watercolour borders 39.7 x 31.7 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1924 Old Love Song
watercolour and pen and ink on paper mounted on cardboard 26.7 x 35.2 cm
Private Collection

1924 Portrait of Mrs. P. in the South
watercolour and oil transfer drawing on paper, with gouache and ink on paperboard mount 37.6 x 27.4 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1924 Portrait Sketch of a Costumed Lady
ink and graphite on paper, mounted on board 23.2 x 14.6 cm
 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1924 Radiation and Rotation
oil on paper mounted on cardboard 35.6 x 52 cm
Private Collection

1924 Ripe Harvest Indian
ink and watercolour on paper mounted on card 22.7 x 12.8 cm
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany

1924 Singed Garden
watercolour and black ink transfer, on ivory laid paper, laid down on grey
wood-pulp laminate board 23.2 x 30.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1924 Structural I
gouache on cardboard, bordered with ink, mounted on cardboard 42.5 x 27 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1924 Study in Chiaroscuro ( Easel Lamp )
watercolour on paper mounted on card 30.5 x 23 cm
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

1924 Tannhäuser
pen and black ink over charcoal on paper, mounted on board 47 x 30.2 cm
 Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1924 Tree Culture
watercolour and oil transfer drawing on paper, with watercolour on cardboard mount 47.4 x 34.9 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

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