Ad Parnassum


Artist:

Completion Date: 1932

Style: Expressionism

Period: Late Works

Genre: cityscape

Technique: oil

Material: canvas

Dimensions: 126 x 100 cm

This painting, considered Klee’s masterpiece, is an example of Klee’s masterful skill with color. Small blocks of shifting colors float through the background, set in place with a thick black outline, evincing the idea of a building or a house. It is also the finest example of Klee’s ability in pointillism and technical ability as an artist. As an artist with great skill with color, he was also a great teacher at color mixing and theory. He wrote his great treatise, a collection of lectures, entitled Writings on Form and Design Theory, which is considered one of the most influential writings in modern art.

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