Paul Klee

Historical Site

1927

Artist
Paul Klee 1879–1940
Original title
Historische Stätte
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

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, September 2004

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