‘Paul Klee and Musical Symbiosis’, Art Talk, February ArtBar, Upstairs at The Raven, Bath

Next ARTBAR: Tuesday 18th February 7.30-8.00 pm, Upstairs at The Raven, Bath.

Jim Dickinson, Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University, talks about the influence of music on the work of Paul Klee and the reciprocal impact of Klee’s paintings on selected composers.

Paul Klee-‘Making Visible’ continues at Tate Modern, London. Click here.

Quintet in the studio of painting and drawing school Heinrich Knirr in Munich, 1900
Paul Klee (far right) is photographed with the violin. He is accompanied by (l-r) Walther Siegrist (second violin), Fritz Stubenvollstrasse (viola), Franz Schmidt, a student of classical philology (first cello) and Julius Labba (second cello). This is the only photo held in the Zentrum Paul Klee archive of the artist playing an instrument.
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Schenkung Familie Klee
© Klee-Nachlassverwaltung, Bern (Klee Estate, Berne)

Paul Klee ‘Embrace’ 1939
Pamela Kort observed: “Klee’s 1933 drawings present their beholder with an unparalleled opportunity to glimpse a central aspect of his aesthetics that has remained largely unappreciated: his lifelong concern with the possibilities of parody and wit. Herein lies their real significance, particularly for an audience unaware that Klee’s art has political dimensions.”

 

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