Paul Klee, Swiss, 1879 - 1940
In Fish Magic, Paul Klee creates a magical realm where the aquatic, the celestial, and the earthly intermingle. A delicate black surface covers an underlayer of colors, which the artist revealed by scratching and scrawling designs in the black paint. At the center of the painting, a square of muslin is glued onto the canvas. A long diagonal line reaching to the top of the clock tower is poised as if to whisk off this subtle curtain.
|Artist||Paul Klee, Swiss, 1879 - 1940|
|Medium||Oil and watercolor on canvas on panel|
|Dimensions||30 3/8 × 38 3/4 inches (77.2 × 98.4 cm)|
|Credit Line||The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950|