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Paul Klee


Born
in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland
December 18, 1879

Died
June 29, 1940

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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 wrote extensively about it; his lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory (Schriften zur Form und Gestaltungslehre), published in English as the Paul Klee Notebooks, are considered so important for modern art that they are compared to the importance that Leonardo da Vinci's A Treatise on Painting had for Renaissance. He and his colleague , the Russ ...more

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On Modern Art

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Paul Klee, 1879-1940

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Paul Klee: Hand Puppets

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Some Poems by Paul Klee

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The thinking eye

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The Paul Klee Notebooks

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Klee

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Bases Para la Estructuracio...

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“One eye sees, the other feels.”
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“A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.”
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“A line is a dot that went for a walk.”
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