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Paul Klee: Painting Music
     

Paul Klee: Painting Music

by Hajo Duchting
 

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A talented violinist as well as a painter, Klee drew much of the inspiration for his abstract art from musical rhythms and structures. Like a composer, he developed and harmonized pictorial themes, weaving a complex series of signs and symbols into his painting. The book focuses on Klee’s decade long tenure at the Bauhaus, where the artist’s theories

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A talented violinist as well as a painter, Klee drew much of the inspiration for his abstract art from musical rhythms and structures. Like a composer, he developed and harmonized pictorial themes, weaving a complex series of signs and symbols into his painting. The book focuses on Klee’s decade long tenure at the Bauhaus, where the artist’s theories and practices first merged. Illustrated throughout with full-color reproductions of Klee’s paintings and etchings, as well as entries from his diaries, this unique study sheds light on an important aspect of Klee’s work while providing insights into his development as an abstract artist.

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Demonstrates how from the beginning painter and musician Klee strove to combine the art forms. Explores how he attempted to translate the fundamental structures and rhythms of musical composition into painting, developed and harmonized pictorial themes as a composer would write music, and sought inspiration in music. Includes many high-quality color reproductions. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791347509
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
08/25/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
534,239
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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