Monday, 7 October 2013

Abstraction in The EY Exhibition: Paul Klee at Tate Modern, London

A new exhibition on the modernist works of the Swiss painter, Paul Klee is about to take place at Tate Modern this month. The exhibition entitled The EY Exhibition: Paul Klee, charts his development from his early years to his most prolific when working in the late 1920's and early 30's at the Bauhaus and beyond. The show runs from the 16th October until 9th March next year and is a steep £16.50 for entry (only £14.50 for Concessions, sorry art students, this will be expensive).

Paul Klee, Fire at Full Moon 1933 Museum Folkwang (Essen, Germany)

The Tate states: 'Witty, inventive, magical, his exquisite paintings resist easy classification. He is mentioned in the same breath as Matisse, Picasso and his Bauhaus contemporary Kandinsky. He cuts a radical figure in European modernism. His influence on abstraction can be seen in the works of Rothko, Miró and beyond. And yet, for an artist of such stature, there is still so much to discover about him.'
 
However, he is the master of beautiful and subtle paintings playing in and out of abstraction. These paintings are often much smaller than you think when you finally see them in the flesh. I am sure this will be a powerful exhibition and a re-evaluation of his work.
 
We'd be interested in what visitors have thought of the show..

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