Exhibition by the medical faculty of the University of Bern. The medical faculty of the University of Bern is celebrating its 200th anniversary in this, the opening year of the Zentrum Paul Klee. Klee’s illness, scleroderma, had a marked effect on his late work.
Paul Klee’s late work is characterised by an incomparably prolific period, especially where drawings are concerned. In a letter dated 2 January 1940 to his friend, the art historian Will Grohmann, Klee writes: «It has been a rich year for drawings. Never have I drawn as much, and never with greater intensity. Twelve hundred numbers in 1939 has to be a record.»