Paul Klee, Introducing the Miracle, 1916
Paul Klee, Dream City, 1921
ART TIMELINE: 1936
Frida Kahlo, My Grandparents and I, 1936: Surrealism
Paul Klee, New Harmony, 1936: Expressionism
Georgia O’Keeffe, Jimson Weed, 1936-37: modernism
Paul Klee, 1928, Cat and Bird
Paul Klee, 1923, Landscape with Yellow Birds
Paul Klee, 1921, Crystal Gradation
Paul Klee, 1929, Fire in the Evening
The Angler by Paul Klee, 1921
I have always had a keen interest in illustration, ever since studying art graphics at college. This kind of minimalist line drawing by expressionist Paul Klee is a style I came across on more than one occasion (it was even adopted by several of the students in my class). I can’t help but think that this particular character would fit in quite well into the sketchbooks of contemporary illustrators, despite it being executed 91 years ago!
Red Balloon by Paul Klee, 1922
New Harmony by Paul Klee, 1936. Klee uses seemingly random colours to create a patchwork-style pattern. However the way the colours are mirrored in a sometimes symmetrical manner means the piece is calmly balanced without seeming erratic.
The Rose Garden by Paul Klee, 1920. This is one of my favourite pieces by German-Swiss Expressionist Paul Klee. I love the warm colour scheme, with hints of yellow, green and purple, and the swirling lollipop-like roses.
Red and White Domes by Paul Klee, 1914. I find it interesting the Klee chose to represent dome forms in blocks of square colour. Is Klee indicating the difference between seeing objects in colour and seeing objects in shapes? It’s a pretty complex argument; the title suggests there is more than one red or white dome, but in the piece there is arguably just one of each. It is as though Klee is observing these forms through some sort of coloured obstruction, such as a stained glass window.
A few weeks ago, I posted a self portrait of David Wilkie and remarked on his uncanny resemblance to Rupert Grint. After realising that I seem to come across these artist lookalikes quite often, I’ve decided to create a post of them altogether. I hope you enjoy them and if you can think of any others, (or you have any improvements for these), then feel free to let me know!
Sir David Wilkie or … Rupert Grint?
Berthe Morisot or … Winona Ryder?
Anton Mauve or … Ryan Gosling?
Paul Klee or … Mark Ruffalo?
James Abbott McNeill Whistler or … Geoffrey Rush?
Auguste Rodin or … Donald Sutherland?
Tale a la Hoffmann by Paul Klee, 1921. According to the Met Museum, this piece is based on the 1814 poem ‘The Golden Pot’ by German poet E. T. A. Hoffmann, based on fantasy and reality in Dresden.