Fleeing Ghost

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1929

Artist:

Paul Klee
German, born Switzerland, 1879–1940

About this artwork

Paul Klee’s artistic skills were diverse: he was a painter, printmaker, critic, and theoretician. He taught at the Bauhaus for most of the famed school’s existence; initially head of the bookbinding department, he also supervised the glass-painting workshop. His greatest influence, however, was as a lecturer for the basic design course on the theory of form in art. In lectures, Klee developed his ideas about the "polyphony" of painting, which was based on his interest in simultaneous sensational effects that could be created by various layered formal elements. He believed that this type of creative experimentation could "issue forth a transformed beholder of art" and thus pave the way for total abstraction.

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Modern Art

Artist

Paul Klee

Title

Fleeing Ghost

Origin

Germany

Date

1929

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, u.l.: "Klee"

Dimensions

35 1/4 x 25 in. (89.5 x 63.5 cm)

Credit Line

Bequest of Claire Zeisler

Reference Number

1991.1500

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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