“Colour has taken possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it, I know that it has hold of me forever… Colour and I are one. I am a painter.” Paul Klee confessed his love of colour after a trip to Tunisia before WWI.
I wonder, is there anything more bold, explosive and beautiful speech than one can declare his marriage to where his passion lies?
Paul Klee, a Swiss-German artist who was born 1879, is renowned for his magical world of colours. His work is not just colourful, but also technical, which is able to reveal different layers of colours.
A promise to the mystery, Klee offers his audiences not just a painting, but a theater of colours, dots and lines. Audiences are welcome to guess and explore both the visible forms, and other invisible possibilities: for example, musicality or philosophical concepts.
When fish intermingles with flowers and children, the earth meets aqua, light glows in the dark… Fish Magic (1925) celebrates the philosophical realm of invisible visibility in arts. It is ambiguous, however exciting at the same time, to encourage audiences follow the line and tempt them to pull off the tower with their vision.
Mind, like a trigger, makes our visions like a bullets to go through the canvas and have a look “inside”. No more trompe-l’oeil, if we are determined to unveil all the illusions in front of us.
Organization (left) and Remembrance Sheet of a Conception (1918) (right) express the horror of WWI.
Paul is not just an artist. He is also a pioneer who uses the depth of colours to leads us to go beyond the visible, cultured reality.