Polyphony of lines, rhythm of figures, fugues in colour: visible or hidden, music inhabits Paul Klee's paintings. The complicity between visual arts and music marked the turn of the 20th century. Painters explored bridges between the two arts, seeking to capture the expressive power of music on canvas. Detachment from the figure, integration of time and movement, polyphonic compositions: music was considered a model for other arts.
Klee's art is in line with this trend. The link with music colours his pictorial language and inspires the composition of his paintings.
In French with simultaneous English interpretation.
Guided Tour: Join us after the lecture, from 1 to 2 pm, for a tour of Paul Klee: The Berggruen Collection from The Metropolitan Museum of Art ($8 - Gallery admission not included)