Current Location:
The Seymour & Esther Padnos Hall of Science
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Location Notes:
STU; 1st Floor; Room 104

“Piccolo Quadro di Pino (Small Painting of Pine Tree)” by Paul Klee

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.337.1
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
1994
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 31.5 in Width: 23.75 in
Description:
Reproduction poster of Paul Klee's "Piccolo Quadro di Pino". Semi-abstract landscape with multi-colored, textured square shapes. Small, needle-less pine tree, upper left, with orange/yellow glowing sun just above it.
Historical Context:
Paul Klee was a Swiss painter of German nationality. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was also a student of orientalism. He was a natural draftsman who experimented with, and eventually mastered, color theory, which he later wrote about extensively. His works reflect his dry humor and sometimes child-like perspective, his personal moods and beliefs, and musicality. He and his friend, the Russian painter Vasily Kandinsky, both taught at the German Bauhaus school of art and architecture.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
one-sheet posters