Exhibition

Paul Klee in Color

May 14–September 11, 2016

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This selection of sixteen significant paintings and watercolors by Swiss-born modernist Paul Klee explores his use of color, which was both intuitive and theoretical for the profoundly experimental artist. Works in the exhibition range from a delicate 1917 miniature to a luminous landscape built from blocks of color in 1940, and include several pieces inspired by the artist’s travels. Continuing SFMOMA’s tradition of exhibiting different aspects of the artist’s work, Paul Klee in Color is the forty-fifth exhibition dedicated to the artist since the renowned chemist and playwright Carl Djerassi first placed his holdings of Klee’s work at the museum in the 1980s.


Exhibition Preview

Paul Klee, Untitled, 1940; collection SFMOMA, gift of the Djerassi Art Trust; photo: Don Ross

Paul Klee, Pferd und Mann (Horse and Man), 1925; collection SFMOMA, gift of the Djerassi Art Trust; photo: Don Ross

Paul Klee, Fast getroffen (Nearly Hit), 1928; collection SFMOMA, Albert M. Bender Collection, Albert M. Bender Bequest Fund purchase; photo: Mary Ellen Hawkins

Header image: © Henrik Kam

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