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Dreaming Pictures: Paul Klee

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With the help of amusing questions and comments from children, the viewer's eyes are taken on a tour of Klee's pictures. "Dreaming Pictures" provides an insight into the artist's composition, unlocking the paintings' mysteries and revealing the pleasures to be found by entering Klee's dream world.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Prestel Publishing (first published September 10th 1996)
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Mary
Mar 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I love the Adventures in Art series, and in particular this artist Paul Klee. Angel, Still Groping. Growth in an Old Garden. Rose Wind.
Dutter
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Used this book when teaching art in an elementary program. Loved it. Great synopsis of Klee and his work. Beautiful imagery.
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I really wanted to like this, but it just didn't work for me.

However, I find the work "The Gate to the Depths" intriguing. Von Shemm writes as if the dark shape in the middle recedes, like the staircase into a basement. My eyes kept seeing it advance... so, I thought about it, and decided that maybe Klee was doing a sort of an optical illusion, and he sees it both ways... and so, when we see it advance, Klee hopes that we see it as a sort of a reflection, giving the interpretation 'to the depth
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