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Paul Klee Notecard Folio
Paul Klee Notecard Folio
Paul Klee Notecard Folio
Paul Klee Notecard Folio
Paul Klee Notecard Folio
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Paul Klee Notecard Folio

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Ten 5 x 7 in. blank notecards with envelopes in a decorative folio.

Published with the Barnes Foundation.

ISBN 9780764962233
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Paul Klee Notecard Folio
Paul Klee (German, b. Switzerland, 1879–1940) was born into a family of musicians. He painted in a style that defies categorization, small-scale works that reflect his musicality as well as his training as a draftsman and printmaker.

Klee studied painting at the Academy of the Fine Arts in Munich, where his failure to grasp color theory was well noted. Soon after, he joined the expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), which counted the pioneering abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky as a member. His friendship with Kandinsky and his growing admiration for the bold palettes of Robert Delaunay and Maurice de Vlaminck inspired Klee to experiment with modern color theory. Klee’s turning point came during a 1914 trip to Tunisia, where the desert’s hues, landforms, and light captivated him. “Color has taken possession of me,” he declared. “No longer do I have to chase after it Color and I are one. I am a painter.” His creativity unleashed, Klee went on to produce an extensive, diverse, and imaginative body of abstract works.

Klee also taught art and design, first at the Bauhaus, from 1920 to 1931, and then at the Düsseldorf Academy, until 1933. It was at this point in his career that the Nazis condemned his work as “degenerate,” which prompted his dismissal from the Academy and forced the artist to flee to Switzerland, where he spent the remainder of his life. He continued to paint and draw despite the debilitating pain of scleroderma, producing more than a thousand works in the year before his death.

The paintings presented in this folio are from the collection of the Barnes Foundation, established by Dr. Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts.”

Contains five each of the following notecards:
After a Sketch from Zurich (Nach einer Scizze aus Zürich), 1914
Place-Signs (Ort-Zeichen), 1926
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