Monthly Archives: October 2015

Klee 9000

The Swiss-German Paul Klee (December 18, 1879 – June 29, 1940) taught in Weimar, Germany at the Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture with Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky. Klee’s lecture writings, “Paul Klee Notebooks,” on form and design theory became one of the most respected in the Modern art movement. Klee’s extensive work in color theory allowed the experimentation to express moods, beliefs, dry humor and his childlike perspective. In 1919, at the Academy of Art in Stuttgart, Klee created artworks influenced by Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism and Abstraction. The artwork produced is difficult to categorize because Klee combines and morphs the various art movement styles to create his own. He usually worked alone and analyzed art trends based on his own perspective. Klee used inventive methods and techniques to apply many types of media to different painting surfaces. Over the years, Klee created about 9000 artworks. The videos combined show just a small percentage of Klee’s artwork accompanied with music.