Journey with Klee
“Like people, a picture has a skeleton, muscles and skin.”
Paul Klee (1879 – 1940)
With his highly individualistic style, the German-Swiss artist inspired 20th century modernism without falling into a specific art movement. Being influenced by Expressionism, Abstraction, Futurism and others, Klee drew around 9,000 works of different media, often combined in the same piece of work.
Klee admired caricatures and the child-like aspect of drawings, bringing him at one point closer to Surrealism. He was also part of “The Blue Rider,” where he experimented with abstract art and carried it into the curriculum of Bauhaus, the school he later taught at.