Zentrum Paul Klee
Bern
05/09/14—11/01/15
Antony Gormley.
Expansion Field

Highlights from the Collection

Park near Lu., 1938

The picture «Park near Lu.» lives from a strong contrast between the black symbols showing the trees, branches and paths of a park, and then the surrounding colour zones like colourful foliage.

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The grey man and the coast, 1938

In «der Graue und die Küste», 1938, [The grey man and the coast], a line beginning at the top edge swings back and forth, dividing the painting into horizontal segments.

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The dart house, 1922, 56

Even four years after the end of the war, references to war themes and Paul Klee's experiences are still to be found in his work: For instance the picture «The Dart House».

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Comedian, 1904

But no other subject is so intensely dealt with in the «Inventionen» as the comedian, which comes up in three different versions.

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​Portrait of an emotional lady, 1906

In the summer of 1905, Klee started using a new medium: blackened sheets of glass, which he worked on with a needle.

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Lady Demon, 1935

Lady Demon was created in 1935 during a period of artistic helplessness and the search for new means of expression.

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Fish people, 1927

During his time as a teacher at the Bauhaus, Paul Klee made an intense study of motion in the static, gravity-bound world and in that of the dynamic.

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Two men meet, each believing the other to be of higher rank, 1903

Paul Klee's «Zwei Männer, einander in höherer Stellung vermutend, begegnen sich», 1903,[Two men meet, each believing the other to be of higher rank] is part of a group of works known as the «Inventionen» [Inventions], eleven etchings from the years 1903 to 1905, whose meticulous technique and detailed, relief-like composition is reminiscent of drawings by the Old Masters.

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Hovering, 1930

Klee explored the subject of weightlessness in paintings with a three-dimensional construction that appear to drift in space.

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Untitled (Aare landscape), 1900

The five-panelled screen «Ohne Titel (Aarelandschaft)» [Untitled (Aare Landscape)] of 1900 gives us a view of the River Aare landscape outside Bern, a landscape Paul Klee loved above all others.

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