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Paul Klee. All that grows

Paul Klee (1879 − 1940) Gartenscene (Gießkannen, e. Katze, e. roter Stuhl), 1905, 24 Hinterglasmalerei, Aquarell; rekonstru-ierter Rahmen 13 x 18 cm Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Schenkung Livia Klee
Paul Klee (1879 − 1940) Labyrinthischer Park, 1939, 270 Aquarell und Bleistift auf Papier auf Karton 20,9 x 29,7 cm Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Depositum aus Privatbesitz, Schweiz
Paul Klee (1879 − 1940) fliessend, 1938, 13 Kleisterfarbe auf Papier auf Karton 33,5 x 48,5 cm Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Depositum aus Privatbesitz, Schweiz
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.

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Monument im Fruchtland 3
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