Paul Klee

Author: Annie Bourneuf
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022623360X
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Paul Klee from the Author: Annie Bourneuf. The fact that Paul Klee (1879–1940) consistently intertwined the visual and the verbal in his art has long fascinated commentators from Walter Benjamin to Michel Foucault. However, the questions it prompts have never been satisfactorily answered—until now. In Paul Klee, Annie Bourneuf offers the first full account of the interplay between the visible and the legible in Klee’s works from the 1910s and 1920s. Bourneuf argues that Klee joined these elements to invite a manner of viewing that would unfold in time, a process analogous to reading. From his elaborate titles to the small scale he favored to his metaphoric play with materials, Klee created forms that hover between the pictorial and the written. Through his unique approach, he subverted forms of modernist painting that were generally seen to threaten slow, contemplative viewing. Tracing the fraught relations among seeing, reading, and imagining in the early twentieth century, Bourneuf shows how Klee reconceptualized abstraction at a key moment in its development.

Discovering Child Art

Author: Jonathan Fineberg
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691086828
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Discovering Child Art from the Author: Jonathan Fineberg. This book brings together thirteen distinguished critics and scholars to explore children's art and its profound but rarely documented influence on the evolution of modern art. It shows that children's art and childhood have inspired major works of art, served as central metaphors for artistic spontaneity and honesty, and provided a window into the fundamental human qualities explored by modern artists. The volume complements editor Jonathan Fineberg's groundbreaking new book, The Innocent Eye (Princeton, 1997), in which he showed how many of the greatest masters of modern art collected and were directly influenced by children's drawings. Contributors here both expand on Fineberg's themes and take the study of children's art in new directions. They examine, for example, the influence of child art on such artists as Kandinsky, Klee, Larionov, and Miró; the diverse styles of children's art; the influence of Romantic ideas on perceptions of children's art; the conception of giftedness versus education in children's drawings; and the relationship between children's art and primitivism. The book offers unique glimpses into the working processes of great modern artists, presenting, for example, Dora Vallier's personal recollections of Miró and his creative process, and new documentation about the works of the Russian avant-garde. The essays draw on art theory, psychology, and the close study of individual works of art and written texts. Discovering Child Art will appeal to a wide range of readers, including art historians, psychologists, and art educators. Contributors to the book are Troels Andersen, Rudolf Arnheim, John Carlin, Marcel Franciscono, Ernst Gombrich, Christopher Green, Josef Helfenstein, Werner Hofmann, Yuri Molok, G. G. Pospelov, Richard Shiff, Dora Vallier, and Barbara Würwag.

Art Books

Author: Wolfgang M. Freitag
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134830416
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Art Books from the Author: Wolfgang M. Freitag. First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Der Mythos Paul Klee

Author: Manfred Clemenz
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar
ISBN: 3412501867
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Der Mythos Paul Klee from the Author: Manfred Clemenz. Bereits 1920 stilisierte sich Paul Klee (1879–1940) zum weltentrückten Künstler und Metaphysiker, ein Mythos, den seine Biographen aufgriffen und über Jahrzehnte verbreiteten. In seinem Buch geht Manfred Clemenz der Entstehung und Geschichte dieses Mythos erstmals auf den Grund. Er rekonstruiert den biographischen, zeitgeschichtlichen und kunstphilosophischen Hintergrund des Schaffens von Paul Klee und skizziert so ein realistisches Portrait des Künstlers, das signifikant von den harmonisierenden Darstellungen der bisherigen Klee-Biographik abweicht. Selbstzweifel, Depressionen, der Kampf zwischen Geist und Trieb sowie eine körperfeindlich-asketische Haltung prägen dieses Bild. Als Grundlage der Rekonstruktion dienten dem Autor neben autobiographischen und kunsttheoretischen Schriften Klees auch eine Reihe bisher unveröffentlichter Texte wie die Lebenserinnerungen seiner Frau Lily und die Tagebücher Petra Petitpierres, seiner langjährigen Freundin und Vertrauten.

Crescent Moon Over The Rational

Author: Stephen Watson
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804761256
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Crescent Moon Over The Rational from the Author: Stephen Watson. This work reveals an evolving theoretical constellation of interpretations and their questions that address and continually renew Klee's rich legacies.

Paul Klee And His Illness

Author: H. Suter
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3805593821
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Paul Klee And His Illness from the Author: H. Suter. In 1933 Paul Klee’s work was branded as ‘Entartete Kunst’ (Degenerate Art) by the National Socialists and he was dismissed from his professorial post at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts. This led him, together with his wife Lily, to return to his ‘real home’ of Bern. Here his avant-garde art was not understood and Klee found himself in unasked for isolation. In 1935 Klee started to suffer from a mysterious disease. The symptoms included changes to the skin and problems with the internal organs. In 1940 Paul Klee died, but it was only 10 years after his death that the illness was actually given the name ‘scleroderma’ in a publication about Klee. However, the diagnosis remained mere conjecture. Since his adolescence, the dermatologist and venereologist Dr. Hans Suter has been fascinated by Paul Klee and his art, and more than 30 years ago this fascination spurred him to commence research into the illness and its influence on the art of Paul Klee’s final years. It was due to Dr. Suter’s meticulous investigations that Klee’s illness could be defined as ‘diffuse systemic sclerosis’. In this book the author assembles his findings and describes the rare and complex disease in a clear and comprehensible way. Further, he empathetically interprets more than 90 of Klee’s late works. The point of view of a dermatologist renders a unique source of information. It provides, on one hand, new insights into everyday medical practices at the University of Bern in the 1930s, which will fascinate doctors and local historians alike. While, on the other hand, art historians and art lovers will be absorbed by the newly discovered links between Paul Klee's work and his illness.

The Visual Mind Ii

Author: Michele Emmer
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262050760
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The Visual Mind Ii from the Author: Michele Emmer. Essays on mathematics and art as visual expression.

Paul Klee In Jena 1924

Author: Paul Klee
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Paul Klee In Jena 1924 from the Author: Paul Klee. Exhibition catalog for a 1999 exhibition in honor of the 75th anniversary of the 1924 Jena exhibition of the works of Paul Klee.

Paul Klee

Author: Paul Klee
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Paul Klee from the Author: Paul Klee.

The Making Of Paul Klee S Career 1914 1920

Author: Otto Karl Werckmeister
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226893587
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The Making Of Paul Klee S Career 1914 1920 from the Author: Otto Karl Werckmeister. Paul Klee—one of the preeminent artists of the twentieth century—was associated with all of the major movements of the first half of the century: expressionism, cubism, surrealism, and abstraction. In this economic and political history, O. K. Werckmeister traces Klee's career as a professional artist, concentrating on the years 1914-20 in which Klee rose from obscurity to recognition in the visual culture of the incipient Weimar Republic. Werckmeister reveals the degree to which Klee, who has been traditionally portrayed as aloof from politics and the vicissitudes of the art market, was subject to and interacted with material conditions. Drawing on rich documentary evidence—records of Klee's sales, reviews of his exhibitions, the artist's published writings about his art, unpublished correspondence, as well as contemporary criticism—Werckmeister follows Klee's transformation from an idiosyncratic abstract individualist to a metaphysical storyteller to mystical sage. Werckmeister argues that this latter image was promoted by a number of influential art critics and dealers acting in cooperation with the artist himself. This posture prompted Klee's success first in the war-weary modernist art world of 1916-18 and then in the pseudo-revolutionary art world of 1919-20. This work is a critical challenge to the myth of Klee's art and to the hagiography of his artistic personality. Werckmeister's historical account is sure to be a controversial yet significant contribution to Klee studies—one that will change the nature of Klee scholarship for some time to come.