Paul Klee

Portraits

Paul Klee

Paul Klee, Barockbildnis (Herr zu Perücke) (Baroque Portrait [Lord Wig]), 1920; watercolor on paper mounted on board; collection SFMOMA, extended loan and promised gift of the Carl Djerassi Trust I

January 14 - June 03, 2012

This exhibition brings together a selection of works that illuminate Paul Klee's reimaginings of the traditional genre of portraiture. Over the course of his career, Klee (1879-1940) utilized the fundamentals of the portrait to explore artistic, social, and personal ideas, creating images of himself, friends, and imagined others that invoke myriad psychological states.