Paul Klee, ‘Dame mit Tomate’, 1930, Trinity House Paintings
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Paul Klee

Dame mit Tomate, 1930

Watercolor on paper laid down by the artist on board
24 × 18 3/8 in
61 × 46.7 cm
This is a unique work.
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New York, London, Broadway, Tiburon
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Signed ‘Klee’ (lower right), dated, numbered and titled ‘1930 G.6 Dame mit Tomate’ (on the mount)
Paul Klee
German, 1879–1940
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Known for his unique pictorial language and innovative teachings at the Bauhaus, Paul Klee had far-reaching influence on 20th-century modernism. In an early attempt to master color, he associated himself with the group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), working closely with friend and future Bauhaus colleague Wassily Kandinsky. While engaged with artistic theory, Klee also admired children’s art, wanting his own style to be similarly unaffected. And his dream-like pictures made him popular with the Surrealists, though he never officially became one. Klee’s work can be humorous, his fantastic drawn subjects conveying a playful sense of absurdity, as with his famous Twittering Machine (1922). Later in his career, he began to build up thicker painted surfaces and simplify his compositions, replacing precise line-work with fewer, bolder forms. Klee’s art and lessons on color theory would greatly impact later generations of artists, including, significantly, the Abstract Expressionists and Color Field painters.

Paul Klee, ‘Dame mit Tomate’, 1930, Trinity House Paintings
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed ‘Klee’ (lower right), dated, numbered and titled ‘1930 G.6 Dame mit Tomate’ (on the mount)
Paul Klee
German, 1879–1940
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Known for his unique pictorial language and innovative teachings at the Bauhaus, Paul Klee had far-reaching influence on 20th-century modernism. In an early attempt to master color, he associated himself with the group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), working closely with friend and future Bauhaus colleague Wassily Kandinsky. While engaged with artistic theory, Klee also admired children’s art, wanting his own style to be similarly unaffected. And his dream-like pictures made him popular with the Surrealists, though he never officially became one. Klee’s work can be humorous, his fantastic drawn subjects conveying a playful sense of absurdity, as with his famous Twittering Machine (1922). Later in his career, he began to build up thicker painted surfaces and simplify his compositions, replacing precise line-work with fewer, bolder forms. Klee’s art and lessons on color theory would greatly impact later generations of artists, including, significantly, the Abstract Expressionists and Color Field painters.

Paul Klee

Dame mit Tomate, 1930

Watercolor on paper laid down by the artist on board
24 × 18 3/8 in
61 × 46.7 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
Location
New York, London, Broadway, Tiburon
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