|Born on December 18th, 1879 near Bern, the painter and graphic artist
Paul Klee developed in his extremely lavish production a form language of
internalisation, located somewhere between abstraction, childishness,
dreams, secrets and strangeness.
Though his paintings are in the style of abstract language in colour and form, they contain so many firm signs and elements, that the viewer is aroused to brood and puzzle at what he is looking at, and to dream about it as well. After a beginning clearly marked by graphics, a restless spinning around with soft and colourless shapes, the Tunis Journey, he went on with his painter colleagues August Macke and Louis Moilliet in 1914, brought about the breakthrough into colour. During his time as a teacher at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau (1920-1931) and his activity at the Dusseldorf Academy (1931-1933), he became more involved in experimenting with composition characteristics and colour lines.
After the new National-Socialist government dismissed him as a professor in Dusseldorf, Klee returned to Bern in 1933. From then until his death on June 29th, 1940 in Locarno, his work became more monumental and darker. Apart from his artistic activity Paul Klee was one of the most important art teachers of his time.