Current Location:
Student Services Building -> 2nd Floor (STU)
Location Notes:
STU; 2nd fl., Suite 206; Right of Room 249

“Forest Bird (Waldvogel)“ by Paul Klee

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.185.30
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
2003
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 16 in
Description:
Abstract-like view of the profile of a black bird facing right, against a red/blue/orange/white background.
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.