Paul Klee – The Artist and his Legacy

When Oct 16, 2012
from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where swissnex Boston 420 Broadway Cambridge, MA
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In conjunction with the exhibition “Paul Klee – Philosophical Vision; From Nature to Art” at the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College (September 1 to December 9, 2012), we invite you to join us for a lecture with Dr. Michael Baumgartner, Curator and Head of the Collection at the Paul Klee Center in Berne. Dr. Baumgartner will speak about the life and work of Paul Klee as well as the Paul Klee Center.

The lecture will be followed by Q & A session and a networking reception.


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Paul Klee, (18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered both a German and a Swiss painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was also a student of orientalism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually mastered color theory, and wrote extensively about it; his lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory (Schriften zur Form und Gestaltungslehre), published in English as the Paul Klee Notebooks, are considered so important for modern art that they are compared to the importance that Leonardo da Vinci's A Treatise on Painting had for Renaissance. He and his colleague, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, both taught at the German Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture. His works reflect his dry humor and his sometimes childlike perspective, his personal moods and beliefs, and his musicality.


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