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Colours for Dark Days

November 27, 2013

Another wonderful “find” – a splash of colours for dark days!

I must admit I think that all of these paintings are radiating warmth. Reds and yellows seem to help when you need to brighten up your mood and, as the days get darker (and damper), this could become some kind of therapy. I love every single detail and will definitely try to create something similar. But before I have done this, please meet Paul Klee (1879-1940).

Image found on Wikipaintings

Image found on Wikipaintings

Image found on Wikipaintings

Image found on Wikipaintings

Image found on Wikipaintings

Image found on Wikipaintings

Image found on Wikipaintings

Image found on Wikipaintings

Image found on Wikipaintings

Image found on Wikipaintings

Short Biography found on the Tate website:

“German watercolourist, painter and etcher of fantastic works, mostly small in scale; one of the most inventive artists of the 20th century.

Born in Munchenbuchsee near Bern, son of a German music teacher and a Swiss mother. Went to Munich 1898-1901 to study painting; worked first with Knirr, afterwards at the Academy under Stuck. Visited Italy with the sculptor Haller 1901-2 to widen his knowledge of art, then lived 1902-6 in Bern, taking great interest in music as well as painting.

His ten etched ‘Inventions’ 1903-5, with satirical grotesque figures, were his first significant achievement. Settled in Munich 1906 and had his first one-man exhibition in 1910 at the Kunsthaus, Zurich. Met Kandinsky, Jawlensky, Macke and Marc in 1911 and was included in the second Blue Rider exhibition 1912. Visited Paris in 1912, met Delaunay and saw Cubist pictures. Travelled to Tunis and Kairouan with Moilliet and Macke 1914; growing interest in colour, began to work largely in watercolour. Moved to Weimar in 1921 to teach at the Bauhaus, moving with the Bauhaus to Dessau in 1926. His Pedagogical Sketchbook published 1925. Afterwards taught at Dusseldorf Academy 1931-3. Dismissed by the Nazis in 1933 and returned to Bern. Died at Muralto-Locarno.”

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 27, 2013 6:56 pm

    My favorite painter. Isn’t his work amazing?!!! 🙂

  2. nannus permalink
    April 29, 2014 8:45 pm

    One of my favorite painters!

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