The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918

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University of California Press, 1964 - Art - 424 pages
Paul Klee was endowed with a rich and many-sided personality that was continually spilling over into forms of expression other than his painting and that made him one of the most extraordinary phenomena of modern European art. These abilities have left their record in the four intimate Diaries in which he faithfully recorded the events of his inner and outer life from his nineteenth to his fortieth year. Here, together with recollections of his childhood in Bern, his relations with his family and such friends as Kandinsky, Marc, Macke, and many others, his observations on nature and people, his trips to Italy and Tunisia, and his military service, the reader will find Klee's crucial experience with literature and music, as well as many of his essential ideas about his own artistic technique and the creative process.
 

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Contents

The Carousel 1889 ten years of age Drawing 11 x 14 cm
11
The Student at the Classical High School
14
Drawing from the Mathematics Notebook about 1896 Felix Klee Bern
17
Caricature of a Piece of Furniture 1910 15 Pen and India ink 22 4 x 25 7 cm
22
Pencil Study at Knirrs School 1899 Klee Stiftung Bern
25
Before Italy Summer of 1901 Bern and Surroundings
57
Two Men Meet Each Presuming the Other To Be of Higher Rank 1903 5
145
Young Man Leaning on Lyre 1905 33 Pencil 10 8 x 4 5 cm Klee Stiftung
166
Young Man Resting Selfportrait 1911 42 Brush and India ink 14 x 20 cm
257
Harlequinade 1912 84 Pen and India ink 6 x 14 5 cm Klee Stiftung Bern
269
Sisters 1913 140 India ink drawing 12 4 x 9 8 cm Klee Stiftung Bern
277
Trip to Tunisia
283
Flight to the Right 1913 158 Pen and India ink 14 2 x 10 4 cm Klee Stif
285
Medieval City 1914 15 Pen
309
Death on the Battlefield 1914 172 Pen 9 x 17 5 cm Felix Klee Bern
317
Spiritistic Catastrophe 1916 32 India ink drawing 7 3 x 15 cm Klee Stiftung
323

Portrait of My Father 1906 23 Picture on Glass 31 x 28 5 cm Felix Klee
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Nude Study in the Art School 1906 30 Pencil 11 x 13 cm Klee Stiftung
196
Munich
207
Girl and Little Boy on the Floor Simple Contours 1908 31 Pencil 7 1 x 12 5
235
Portrait of My Sister in Profile 1909 24 India ink 20 2 x 26 4 cm Klee Stif
241
Reading on the Bed 1910 13 Pen and India ink 12 1 x 22 4 cm Klee Stif
249
Without Title 1916 1 Pen 6 5 x 16 5 cm Felix Klee Bern
342
Tower by the Sea 1917 160 India ink drawing 9 2 x 13 7 cm Klee Stiftung
373
Birdplanes 1918 210 Pencil 21 7 x 27 4 cm Felix Klee Bern
383
Departure 1918 207 Drawing 21 x 7 5 cm Felix Klee Bern
389
Lost in Thought Selfportrait 1919 113 Lithograph 24 5 x 18 cm Klee
395
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