Sunday, June 12, 2011

More Favorite Things

Do you know the artist Paul Klee?

When I was in college I had to pick a modern artist and write a 20 page research paper on them. I picked Paul Klee.

If you haven't taken an art history course, you are probably unfamiliar with his work. Which is a shame, really.

Did you know he taught at the Bauhaus?

I love his use of color. I love his use of line. I love that he can take a complex subject and break it down to it's most basic compositional aspects. His work has an energetic (dare I say fun?) quality to it.

Look at this. It is at the Art Institute of Chicago. I saw it last week when my fabulous cousin was visiting from Birmingham, AL.

Paul Klee in one word: Awesome.

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