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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
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.
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...moreMore about Paul Klee...