Rock-Cut Temple

A work made of pen and black ink on buff laid paper, laid down on artist's mount comprised of cream wove card ruled in pen and black ink.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of pen and black ink on buff laid paper, laid down on artist's mount comprised of cream wove card ruled in pen and black ink.

Date:

December 30, 1925

Artist:

Paul Klee
German, born Switzerland, 1879-1940

About this artwork

A professor at the Bauhaus from 1920 to 1933, Klee often experimented with the systemic use of line. One of Klee’s favored theories, that of the distinction between form and formation through the use of line, is demonstrated here. In this drawing, parallel lines create new architectural structures, highlighting the formative power of the artist and his line. For Klee, the end result, the form, was not important; the act of creation and the limitless possibilities of line were what mattered.

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Artist

Paul Klee

Title

Rock-Cut Temple

Origin

Germany

Date

1925

Medium

Pen and black ink on buff laid paper, laid down on artist's mount comprised of cream wove card ruled in pen and black ink

Dimensions

164 × 269 mm (sheet); 242 × 346 mm (mount)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.960

Copyright

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

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