Paul Klee is an artist who is little known to most people in the United States; artists who painted similar to his style are more famous. But in Europe he is better known, including an entire museum dedicated to his art in Switzerland. This book delves deeper into this artist, looking at his work through the context of a mirror. Not just a mirror, but the mirror Paul Klee used to see the world. The book expands on this topic, the idea of a mirror on the world, and uses it effectively to look at this early 20th-century artist who taught for a time at the celebrated Bauhaus. This book goes on to explore the different ways Paul Klee did this, including lines, color, light, and so on. Each chapter looks at a different technique that he used and then expands on it, using pieces of art that Klee created to expand on their point.
Even though this is a book written for art students, and for those who want an in-depth study of creation, the book is not overwhelming for average readers. It is concise, clear, and not too long. It’s a perfect way for people to be introduced to this artist.
John Sallis, Zentrum Paul Klee
State University of New York Press