Klee-rly you do not look a day over 90

Paul KleeIt’s been 73 years since  Paul Klee  died. (18 December 1879 –  29 June 1940). But it is difficult to realise that this piece, entitled “Senecio” was painted by Klee back in 1922 (that’s already 91 years ago!) and it still looks fresh and modern today.

Klee was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland and is considered both a German and a Swiss painter.  His style included expressionism, cubism, futurism, surrealism, abstraction and orientalism. Klee was a natural draftsman and mastered the art of colour theory. He wrote a notebook “Writings on Form and Design Theory” and also taught at the German Bauhaus School of Art, Design and Architecture. Klee worked in various  media: oils, watercolour, ink, pastel, etching, etc; often combining  one or more into the one work.

His works are often been descried as “difficult to classify” but, they do reflect his dry sense of humour and his sometimes childlike perspective. P.S. Senecio is located at the Kunstmuseum, in Basel.

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