Paul Klee

Die abstrakte Dimension

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Paul Klee
Die abstrakte Dimension

Ed. Anna Szech für die Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, text(s) by Teodor Currentzis, Fabienne Eggelhöfer, Regine Prange, Anna Szech, Peter Zumthor, graphic design by Uwe Koch


2017. 236 pp., 161 ills.


24.50 x 30.50 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4330-3

In the limetime for the first time: the abstract Klee

Paul Klee (1879–1940) is one of the most influential painters of European modernism. With an oeuvre comprising nearly ten thousand works, numerous solo and group exhibitions of his work have been mounted well beyond his lifetime. To this very day, the intense interest
in his work has not waned. And yet there has never been an exhibition that has extensively examined Klee’s relationship to abstraction. The show at the Fondation Beyeler—along with the accompanying catalogue, which is “underscored” by insightful texts from well-known
authors—is closing this gap. Four groups of themes—nature, architecture, painting, and graphic characters—make up the golden thread through Klee’s body of work whose formal repertoire repeatedly oscillates between the semi-representational and the absolute abstract, and which are examined here in separate chapters. Thus one not only gains in-depth insight into Klee’s involvement with abstraction—new references to his contemporaries, as well as to artists of later generations, are unveiled (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-4331-0)

Exhibition: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel 1.10.017–21.1.2018

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