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Paul Klee painting

artwork by Paul Klee

I chose this piece of art because of the whimsical quality of the work. It’s called the Musician.

Paul Klee was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland on  December 18, 1879 and died  June 29 1940  , and is considered both a German and a Swiss painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionismcubism, and surrealism. He was, as well, a student of orientalism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually mastered colour 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.

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