Paul Klee Historical Site 1927

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Artist
Paul Klee 1879–1940
Title
Historical Site
Historische Stätte
Date 1927
Medium Watercolour and ink on paper on board
Dimensions Support: 355 x 487 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Elly Kahnweiler 1991 to form part of the gift of Gustav and Elly Kahnweiler, accessioned 1994
Reference
T06797
Not on display

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In the 1920s Klee started to spray paint onto the surface of his work with an atomiser. In 1927, he used this technique to make a number of works which depicted landscapes or figures. This technical innovation resulted in hazy, atmospheric backgrounds over which Klee would paint his subject. This landscape shows his interest in architectural forms rendered in a mysterious fairy-tale setting.

September 2004

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