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On Modern Art

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Published in 1966, "Paul Klee on Modern Art "has an introduction by Herbert Read.
Paperback, 55 pages
Published January 1st 1966 by Faber & Faber
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Apr 03, 2013 Jimmy marked it as to-read-nonfic  ·  review of another edition
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This short discussion of modern art is interesting, not only because it is by a modern master, Paul Klee, but also because it explores the artistic process rather than the outcome. Often a book on modern art will look at the products, the art pieces themselves, from the perspective of the non-artist critic who then groups works together into arbitrary categories. Klee, however, focused on "throwing some light on those elements of the creative process which, during the growth of a work of art, ta...more
Veroniki Alexopulos
“Art does not reproduce what we see. It makes us see.” On Mondern Art is a book everybody should read. Paul Klee dives into the depths of modern art and gives us a complete study on modern art in 54 pages easy enough for everyone to understand.
I feel very inspired after reading this. The message he opens the book with is very touching and should be made reference to by tutors to new art students. It is a book that is worth reading a few times, not because it is short but because like Jhonathan Livingston Seagull by Bach (the writer not composer) it holds many things that you can keep going back to.
P. Timothy
What a wonderfully clear and concise synopsis and investigation into the core aims and machinations of the modern artist's own mind...towards the "subconscious" in art. GREAT
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Paul Klee; 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered both a Swiss painter and a German painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was, as well, a student of orientalism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually mastered color theory, and wr...more
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