Current Location:
Flat File 01 -> Drawer 7 (FF)
Location Notes:
PDC; Flat File 01, Drawer 7

Dramatic Landscape; Dramatische Landschaft

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.79.33
Artist:
Paul Klee
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Print
Date:
2014
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 18 in Width: 24 in
Description:
An abstract painting of organic shapes with shades of purple, blue, pink, and yellow.
Historical Context:
Swiss painter and graphic artist Paul Klee produced work that spanned an astounding stylistic range. Klee’s small, delicate works are filled with wit and references to dreams, music and poetry, and blended primitive art, Surrealism, Cubism and children's art. Initially creating surreal, satirical pen-and-ink drawings, Klee’s life and art were forever altered when he visited Tunisia and was overwhelmed by its intense light and color. Klee also uses a complex array of signs and symbols drawn from the unconscious, that were meant to fuse abstraction with reality. Klee’s work impacted all 20th century Surrealist and Nonobjective artists, and the budding abstract expressionist movement. -Art.com