A short journey to the land of better knowledge.
This bibliophile volume accompanies the reader on a sensuous journey through Paul Klee's imaginary landscapes. It is led by the painter himself, who in his 1920 book "Schöpferische Konfession" (Creative Confession) uses the parable of the picture as a landscape to undertake a "little journey to the land of better knowledge" and thus introduce the viewer to his symbolic pictorial world.
Many of Paul Klee's works bear the term "landscape" in their title, but these are mostly imaginary landscapes rather than the representation of concrete places. On the basis of 40 works, the volume shows Klee's landscapes from the early sketches inspired by Impressionism, through his first colour watercolours and the works of the Bauhaus period, to his late work. In juxtaposition with excerpts from Klee's wonderfully poetic text on the picture as a landscape, the walk becomes a parable of pictorial contemplation, which takes place step by step, as does the creation of the work of art. A fine art book in which there is much to discover.
"An excellent overview of the development from his impressionistically-inspired beginnings to his playful approach to the most diverse possibilities, including abstraction".
"A fine volume of art with much to discover".
58 illustrations in colour
24 x 28 cm
Author: Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy