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Klee had significant talent as a musician, and a considerable knowledge of the laws of musical composition. This work is one of a number of architectural landscapes he made in the 1920s which were treated almost like musical scores, with irregular patches of local colour taking the place of notes and horizontal background lines as staves. The loose arrangement of small irregular dots of colour in some ways prefigures Klee’s tighter pointillist work of the 1930s.

August 2004