Lot 21. Klee, Paul. Klee, Paul. Drawing for the boat rental. In 1918, 204

Estimate value:€ 25 000–35 000
Auction date:06.12.2019   10:00
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ID 263430
Lot 21Klee, Paul. Klee, Paul. Drawing for the boat rental. In 1918, 204
Watercolor and pencil drawing on brown paper, on thin cardboard, 15.6 x 20.7 cm (21.6 x 25 cm) raised to the Right at the top of the image signed "Klee", bottom left in pencil, dated "1918". On the documents box by hand with spring titled, dated and numbered: "1918/204 drawing to the boat rental". Frame. List of works: Paul Klee Foundation, 2051 provenance: J. B. Neumann (Graphic Cabinet, New Art Circle, Neumann Gallery), Berlin and New York. Merton Daniel Simpson, New York (gift from the above). James Wise, Of Genoa. Brook Street Gallery, Lo Literature: Paul Klee Foundation And The Kunstmuseum Bern. Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, 1913-1918, Bonn, 2000, Vol. 2, p. 525, no. 2051. Cf.: Landscape with a sailing boat, landlords, 1918, 86, catalog no. 2149. The Swiss Paul Klee had established itself gradually in the Munich art scene, as Kandinsky was working on his graphic Work carefully to him in 1912, the second exhibition of the Blue rider invited. His delicate drawings to distinguish it from the predominantly painting expressionists and justified his artistic recognition. The minimal colored pencil drawing of 1918 shows in the middle of the picture the "boat rental" as karikatureskes males, the balancing on a delicate construction of walkways over the water. In the framework of the for clover characteristic symbols - the Church tower and Church are woven into the window, fir as well as the sun, moon, and star. In the connection of Built and Natural, of figuration and abstraction suggests Klee's art is the bridge from the visible world to the invisible essence of things. Here the visionary fantasy, which should make him a role model for the Surrealists. GS

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