Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation, Works 1914-1940
Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation explores diversity as the mainspring of Klee's creative practice. Drawing on Klee's own classifications for his work, along with those of distinguished Klee scholars, this book traces the development of the artist's rich visual language not as a single line of enquiry but as a series of movements, counter-movements and interconnections.By the time of his death in 1940, Klee was an acknowledged modern master, his fame and influence both as an artist and a teacher recognised throughout the western world. However, his work lost prominence for many years from the early 1960s, re-emerging into view only fairly recently. Today, taste and cultural climate appear to have changed and the breadth and significance of Klee's work are once again heralded.Featuring an essay by Robert Kudielka, Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, along with a personal response to Klee's work by renowned British artist Bridget Riley, this book brings to the fore the seminal role Klee had in the development of twentieth-century art and signals the ongoing relevance of his work today.