Paul Klee

Signs of Life

July 16, 1999 - March 13, 2000

Continuing a series of exhibitions of the work of Paul Klee, this exhibition presents a remarkable group of twenty paintings, drawings and prints that explore the artist's close affiliation with the natural world. Paul Klee: Signs of Life investigates Klee's ongoing study of the intricate workings of plant and animal life and his invention of a strikingly coherent visual language of signs and symbols that communicate both visible and invisible reality.

Paul Klee Blten in der Nacht (Blossoms in the Night) 1930 Watercolor on Paper 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (23.5 x 31.1 cm) Collection SFMOMA, gift of Charlotte Mack