Paul Klee. All that grows
The Zentrum Paul Klee keeps shells, algae and stones in its depot. Why? Klee's engagement with nature formed the basis of his artistic work. While he practised drawing as a teenager with detailed copies of nature, he soon came to grips with natural growth processes. Like nature, he wanted to create living forms. He also taught this insight in his lessons at the Bauhaus. He arranged his plant collection in a series of herbarium sheets. Shells, sea snails and algae were lying on shelves in the studio. These materials are exhibited together with numerous works in which Klee deals with the phenomena and processes of nature in a variety of ways.