Paul Klee did many things in many different ways. A great artist, he was also a sympathetic teacher, fine musician, and persuasive writer.
Born to a German father who was a music teacher and a Swiss mother who was a trained singer, his parents pushed him toward a career as a musician. But Paul Klee, even then wanting to forge his own path, chose art. The lessons he took from music, however, would remain important to Klee’s practice as he explored (and later taught, as an instructor at the Bauhaus) the idea of what musical concepts like rhythm could mean when applied to art.
It was these thoughts that endeared Klee to the artists Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc and August Macke, whom he met in 1911 and soon joined ranks with, under the name Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Riders). But unlike his compatriots searching for a characteristic look through which to express their ideas, Klee spent his career jumping between visual styles. As such, the sum of his work ended up being not only less easy to define than many artists of his time, but also, as the artist himself noted, perhaps a little harder to understand.
We transformed some of Paul Klee’s drawings to a unique coffee mug. This surrealism art mug is perfect for any event of the day. Your morning coffee, a hot chocolate, or any other hot beverage you enjoy.
- Ceramic 11oz mug
- Dishwasher and microwave safe
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