Paul Klee was a famous German artist, renowned for his individualistic style art which was heavily influenced by Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. His famous works includes Twittering Machine, Fish Magic, Viaducts Break Ranks and several other drawings and etches. His work expressed his child like perspective and dry sense of humor. Along with Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, he instructed at the Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture. Along with his paintings, Klee also published several books, essays and lectures such as Contributions to a pictorial theory of form, Ways of Studying Nature, Graphik and many more. In his essay, ‘Writings on Form and Design Theory’, Klee scrutinized the color theory. These lectures published in English were heavily popular as Paul Klee Notebooks. Famous museums such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum and Berggruen Museum house majority of Klee’s works. His thoughts and sayings illuminated ideologies of Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism, and Abstraction. Much like his colors, he often liked to paint with words. Here’s an exclusive collection of quotes from this iconic painter.
Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.
Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first.
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better.