Thursday, April 19, 2012

Swiss Expressionist Painter Paul Klee

Klee via Artist and Studio
via Paper Images tumblr
via A Long Time Alone
via Peira
via Ymutate
Met Museum
via The Fondation Beyeler
via The Fondation Beyeler
via Fondation Beyeler

Klee in his studio via Alain Richert tumblr




 
Swiss Expressionist painter, Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) was also a poet philosopher with mytsical inclinations. "A drawing is simply a line going for a walk," he said. His interest in color, dreams, myth, and primitive symbols are reflected in his paintings. Illness and death are themes in his later work as he suffered from an undiagnosed illness now known to be scleroderma.

2 comments:

  1. I pondered to myself recently what were the most important things in my life. The answer seems to be clear that art was up there in importance. Why? Frankly, I don't really know. May be someone here can enlighten me?
    As was my wont when I have some free time, I browsed the marvelous site, Wahooart, where they keep thousands of digital images for customers to select to have printed into handsome canvas prints for their homes.
    This image jumped out to jolt my reveries: Still life with bread, by the Cubist Georges Braque. Is art like this picture, as essential as bread and water, or should I say bread and wine?

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  2. Hi Scott,

    Thanks for your comment--thank goodness for art.

    All the best
    Barbara

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