David Zwirner and Paul Klee

Paul Klee

Paul Klee (en.wikipedia.org)

Recently I had some correspondence regarding the Swiss born artist Paul Klee (1879-1940) who is probably best known for his exploration of colour theory. The email was from Emily Rollins who is the Community Outreach Coordinator for David Zwirner and Emily wanted me to know that the David Zwirner site has a section dedicated to Klee. More about this in a moment.

It's important to recognise that the Paul Klee Notebooks are considered to be as significant to modern art as Leonardo da Vinci's A Treatise on Painting for the Renaissance.

Here on the blog we haven't looked at the works by Klee except to show an image of him with his cat which Emily spotted, so this is the beginning of whetting your appetite with more to come.

Klee's style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism.

Klee and the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky both taught at the Bauhaus school of art, design and architecturein Germany.

If you would like to check out our previous blogs on Kankinsky follow this link to:
Ten Modern Masters who Elevated Space Art to Astronomical Heights and
Savouring the Modern Masters from the Hermitage.

But back to Paul Klee.

I will return to study Paul Klee in depth but please check out Paul Klee at David Zwirner to begin to understand this remarkable artist.