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Historical Contextualization

 

The Blue Rider

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Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) was a
group of artists united in rejection of the New Artist Association in Munich, Germanyy.

The group was founded by a number of Russian Emigrants  including Wassily Kandinsky, Alexej
von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, and native German artists, such
as Franz Marc, August Mackeand Gabriele Münter and Paul Klee.

They considered that the principles of the New Artist Association, a group
Kandinsky had founded in 1909, had become too strict and traditional.

 

Trip to Tunis

Klee’s artistic breakthrough came in 1914 when
he briefly visited Tunisia with August  and Louis
Moilliet and was
impressed by the quality of the light there. He wrote, “Color has taken
possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it, I know that it has
hold of me forever… Color and I are one. I am a painter.”With that realization, faithfulness to
nature faded in importance. Instead, Klee began to delve into the “cool
romanticism of abstraction.”

 

Teaching
at Bauhaus

In 1920, Walter
Gropius appointed Klee to the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar. He
became the director of the bookbinding workshop in 1921, of the metal
workshop in 1922 and of the glass painting workshop from 1922–1923
to 1925. From 1921 to 1924–1925 in Weimar.

From 1925 to 1930, he taught elemental design theory in
the preliminary course at the Bauhaus Dessau. From 1926–1927 to
1930, he was the director of free sculptural and artistic design. From 1927, he
was head of the free painting workshop and classes. From 1927 to 1929–1930, he
taught the theory of design in the weaving workshop. Klee left the Bauhaus
on 1st April 1931.

 

Artistic
Contextualization

Significant artist like Kandinsky , Picasso ,
Franz Marc and Braque  were close to Paul
Klee. His own influence upon them would be his passion for colour and the
theories which he would publish later.

In the early 20th century , Paul
would visit exhibitions of Henri de Toulouse – Lautrec and Vincent van Gogh.

Years later he would view Paul Cezanne artworks. Other of the artistic
influences were Francisco de Goya and Eduard Manet He would later draw in all
manner of other influences to expand his repertoire yet further .  His
highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism,
Cubism , Surrealism and Abstractionism.

 

 

Historical Contextualization

 

The Blue Rider

Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) was a
group of artists united in rejection of the New Artist Association in Munich, Germanyy.

The group was founded by a number of Russian Emigrants  including Wassily Kandinsky, Alexej
von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, and native German artists, such
as Franz Marc, August Mackeand Gabriele Münter and Paul Klee.

They considered that the principles of the New Artist Association, a group
Kandinsky had founded in 1909, had become too strict and traditional.

 

Trip to Tunis

Klee’s artistic breakthrough came in 1914 when
he briefly visited Tunisia with August  and Louis
Moilliet and was
impressed by the quality of the light there. He wrote, “Color has taken
possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it, I know that it has
hold of me forever… Color and I are one. I am a painter.”With that realization, faithfulness to
nature faded in importance. Instead, Klee began to delve into the “cool
romanticism of abstraction.”

 

Teaching
at Bauhaus

In 1920, Walter
Gropius appointed Klee to the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar. He
became the director of the bookbinding workshop in 1921, of the metal
workshop in 1922 and of the glass painting workshop from 1922–1923
to 1925. From 1921 to 1924–1925 in Weimar.

From 1925 to 1930, he taught elemental design theory in
the preliminary course at the Bauhaus Dessau. From 1926–1927 to
1930, he was the director of free sculptural and artistic design. From 1927, he
was head of the free painting workshop and classes. From 1927 to 1929–1930, he
taught the theory of design in the weaving workshop. Klee left the Bauhaus
on 1st April 1931.

 

Bibliography

 

 

Paul Klee.” Paul Klee Paintings, Prints
& Artwork, www.paul-klee.org/.

 

Klee,
Paul. “Characters in Yellow, 1937 – Paul Klee.” www.wikiart.org, 1 Jan. 1970, www.wikiart.org/en/paul-klee/characters-in-yellow-1937

 

 

         “Klee.” Paul Klee, www.fondationbeyeler.ch/en/exhibitions/paul-klee/.

 

         en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Klee#Works_in_the_Bauhaus_period_and_in_D%C3%BCsseldorf.

 

        Google Arts & Culture

 

 

“Der
Blaue Reiter.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 28 Dec. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Blaue_Reiter.

 

 

 

 

        “Paul Klee
Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works.” The Art Story,
www.theartstory.org/artist-klee-paul.htm.