Today, I’m looking at Paul Klee (1879 – 1940), an artist who is widely recognized for his contribution to the field of colour theory. This of course, makes his painting highly relevant for my Colour Art project.
I find his art inspirational because I see a deep spirituality and sense of wonder within every brushstroke. There’s also a sense of innocence and other-worldliness, such as you would find in fairy tales.
The picture I have chosen to study is the ‘Night Feast’, which Klee painted in 1921. This painting clearly demonstrates how his style was influenced by Cubism and Surealism, among other art movements. The end result is reminiscent of preceding artists and yet unique to Klee.
I have reflected upon these influences. I have also drawn upon some of the magic of the Dinefwr Literature Festival, which I attended in June of last year. In order to do this, I have taken a photo of the festival tents, and reproduced them in a Cubist/Surrealist style. I wonder, can you see any of Klee’s style in my final attempt?
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