Senecio by Paul Klee

Senecio by Paul Klee

Paul Klee, Swiss expressionist painter, graphic artist, a member of the association “Blue Rider”, was educated at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. Influenced by the work of Cezanne and Kandinsky he began to gravitate to the expression of abstract art and, in later years used in the elements of surrealism, making the composition of the geometrically correct figures.

Paul Klee was a permanent member of the expressionist association “Blue Rider”, which existed for 3 years – from 1911 to 1914. Klee addition it consisted of Kandinsky, M. and A. Verevkina Jawlensky. If the well-known Russian artists developed in the subsequent emotional abstractionism with amorphous motives Klee is more drawn to geometric abstraction, his works rational and irrational inexplicably merged into a single unit.

The painting “Senecio” a schematic representation of a human face, “broken” on colored rectangles; in turn, the “face” is inscribed in a kind of mask – a circle, color is reminiscent of Harlequin costume. The treatment of mixed fabric, on the one hand, the game is an art to the author, passed me the image of the actor, on the other – are in the relationship of eternal change of art, theater and illusions creative person.

The picture as a whole reflects the artistic style of Klee – meaningful lines game, space and color planes. The artist himself wrote that “invites a line for a walk.” Being not only “free” by the artist, but also a teacher at the School of Design at the Bauhaus, Klee published several remarkable works on the theory of art.

Klee different mastery of color, not by chance he is considered one of the most profound colorists modern.

In his works, he was able to achieve almost musical harmony of colors, the shape for it – it is mostly solid homogeneous mass picturesque. P. Klee is rightfully one of the brightest representatives of Modernism of XX century., Which has had an impact on the formation of virtually all areas of modern painting.

In the years of coming to power of the Nazis in Germany, creativity Klee was considered “degenerate” paintings from the National Museum had been burned, the artist himself expelled from Germany.

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