Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Paul Klee--Tunisia--A Rainbow of Color

Paul Klee, Red and Yellow Houses, 1914

August Macke on donkey and Klee behind

In 1914 Swiss / German painter Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) along with painters, August Macke and Louis Moilliet sailed from Marseilles to Tunis equipped with watercolors, notebooks, camera, and sketchpads.  Tunisia  was a turning point in Klee's life and career. The limpid light of North Africa awakened Klee's sense of color, shapes, and began his journey to abstraction

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