Current Location:
The Commons -> 1st Floor (COM)
Location Notes:
COM; 1st fl., Rm. 113

“Landscape With Yellow Birds“ by Paul Klee

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.185.29
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
1997
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 16 in
Description:
Cartoon-like, seemingly underwater or forest landscape with seven yellow birds and a moon near upper right third.
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. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually mastered color theory, after which he wrote about extensively. His works reflect his dry humor and sometimes child-like perspective, his personal moods and beliefs and his musicality. He and his friend, Russian painter Vasily Kandinsky, both taught at the German Bauhaus school of art and architecture.