Paul Klee Seeing Below the Surface
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • 1. His name is pronounced Paul “Clay.” • 2. He was born in 1879 in Switzerland, a country in Europe. • 3. He painted between the years 1900 and 1940.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • 4. His father was a music teacher. • 5. His mother was an artist. • 6. Paul Klee was a good musician, writer and teacher.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • 7. Paul Klee studied art in Germany. • 8. He learned to draw with line, shape and color. • 9. He used all his talents to make a famous kind of modern art.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • 10. He realized that a painting did not have to look like a realistic copy of something to make good artwork. • 11. This type of art is known as abstract art.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts REALISTIC Rose Garden
Paul Klee: Fish Facts ABSTRACT Rose Garden
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • 12. The objects in abstract art look different from the way they look in real life.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts Mountain Landscape Mountain landscape
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • 13. Some of Klee’s paintings look like they were done by a child. • 14. Many of Paul Klee’s paintings are just colors and shapes.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts Moonrise over St. Germain
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • 15. He worked hard to learn about drawing with lines. Dancing Girl
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • 16. Klee used chalk, paste, watercolors, and crayons in his paintings. • 17. He loved to use beautiful colors.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts Kreuze und Saulen Flowers in Stone EbeneLandschaft
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • 18. He used his imagination to paint clowns, gardens, beasts and other fanciful things. • 19. Klee liked to use fun titles to name his paintings.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts Magic Garden Head of Man Arrival of Marie
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • 20. Paul Klee wanted his paintings to give you a special feeling. • 21. Klee gave some of his paintings a musical rhythm. • 22. He listened to Mozart’s music while he painted.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • 23. Klee worked slowly. Sometimes he sat for hours before painting. • 24. Sometimes he worked on six paintings at once. • 25. He taught himself to paint with both hands.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • 26. Klee created almost 9,000 paintings in his lifetime.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts Red Balloon Cat and Bird Efflorescence
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • 27. Paul Klee became an art teacher at Germany’s best art school.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • Why Fish Facts?
Paul Klee: Fish Facts “Learn to look beyond the surface and get to the root of things.” Paul Klee painted what he saw in his imagination.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts The Golden Fish Under the Sea
Paul Klee: Fish Facts Fish Magic Around the Fish
Paul Klee: Fish Facts • The featured painting. The Seafarer or Sinbad the Sailor
Paul Klee: Fish Facts The Seafarer • Paul Klee based this painting on an opera he saw. • The character, Sinbad the Sailor is goofy and clownish.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts Notice: • the squares in the middle. Klee called these “magic squares.” • the shading of blue spread over the squares • the light area in the middle of the painting
Paul Klee: Fish Facts Notice: • the contrast of the bright red with the dark • the silly shapes and patterns of the fish • the person and the fish look the same in pattern and color
Paul Klee: Fish Facts The Project Paul Klee said: “A line is a dot that went for a walk.”
Paul Klee: Fish Facts Use a black marker and take your line for a walk across the grid paper. v v v v v v
Paul Klee: Fish Facts Shade in some of your squares to help color in your line drawing.
Paul Klee: Fish Facts Fill in the rest of your picture with color that helps define and show what your drawing is. Now you have a Klee-esque MASTERPIECE!
Paul Klee: Fish Facts Bye-bye!