Being a person who is attracted to the works of of Modigliani, Cassatt, Van Gogh, Klimt, it came as a surprise to me that I was intrigued by the works of Klee. Paul Klee (1879 -1940) was a Swiss born artist who, it would seem, had a lifelong love affair with color. Therein lies the attraction. I love the colors that Klee used in his works. Also, I realized that many of his works are reminiscent of quilts (another art form that I admire so much). Maybe this is the attraction?
K is also for Kids. I adore children's art. When I walk the hallways of a school and see the artwork of students, my heart almost sings. Especially, those pieces done by children who have not yet been told what is and isn't 'right' about their work. Their work has not yet been influenced to meet the ideas of what should and shouldn't put into their art. They still put their heART into their ART.
So, imagine my surprise and delight when I came across a photo of Klee's work being incorporated into an art lesson for kids. Sadly, the arts in education are falling victim to budget cuts and the idea that there are more important things for children to learn. Hah! TheArts are a jumping point for so many avenues of education- math, literature, writing...hopefully, times will change and we will embrace the Arts as a vital part of a child's education. (Okay, I will now step down from my soapbox and begin the photos!)
One of my favorite Klee's. I adore the color palette.
Here are several other Klee's I picked because of the color palette -
Here is one of the Children's Art Klee Project - it can be found on Flickr, the photograph was taken by L. Kaldeway (another K!)
And, here is a website of another Klee - Kid's Art. - Art: Expression of Imagination: Paul Klee Inspired Cityscapes by Gr.7
I hope you have a gleeful Klee-full time visiting the site!
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