Paul Klee

Paul Klee was a famous Swiss German artist who produced more than 10,000 paintings, drawings, and etchings covering art movements such as Expressionism, Bauhaus and Surrealism. Klee’s most well known paintings included The Twittering Machine, Flower Myth, Tale à la Hoffmann, Miraculous Landing, Fish Magic and Viaducts Break Ranks. Klee worked in many different media – oil paint, watercolor, ink, pastel, etching, and others. He often combined them into one work. He used canvas, burlap, muslin, linen, gauze, cardboard, metal foils, fabric, wallpaper, and newsprint. Paul Klee used spray paint, knife application, stamping, glazing, and impasto, and mixed media such as oil with watercolor, water color with pen and India ink, and oil with tempera.

Klee learned to manipulate color with great skill and passion, he became an effective teacher of color mixing and color theory to students at the Bauhaus. This progression in itself is of great interest because his views on color would ultimately allow him to write about it from a unique viewpoint among his contemporaries.

Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee both taught at the German Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture. Klee had a childlike personality which was shown in the style of some of his works. Klee’s painting Angelus Novus was the object of an interpretive text by German philosopher and literary critic Walter Benjamin, who purchased the painting in 1921. In his “Theses on the Philosophy of History,” Benjamin suggests that the angel depicted in the painting might be seen as representing progress in history.

The best Paul Klee paintings from his long and respected career have included those in the following list. Any Klee painting can be ordered through our website, just contact us for a quote if you cannot find what you are looking for.

  • 1914
  • Red and White Domes
  • Remembrance of a Garden
  • Southern (Tunisian) Gardens
  • Dream City
  • The Golden Fish
  • Ancient Sound, Abstract on Black
  • Highway and Byways
  • Ad Parnassum
  • Southern Gardens
  • Legend of the Nile
  • Park of Idols
  • Insula Dulcamara
  • Embrace
  • Captive
  • Death and Fire
  • Refuge
  • Rising Sun

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