Dream City

Dream City
Artist Paul Klee
Year 1921
Medium Watercolor and oil on canvas
Location Private Collection
Dimensions 18.9 x 12.2 in
48 x 31 cm
Paul Klee Famous Paintings
Twittering Machine, 1922
Cat and Bird, 1928
Senecio, 1922
Ad Parnassum, 1932
Castle and Sun, 1928
Red Balloon, 1922
Fish Magic, 1925
Insula Dulcamara, 1938
Dream City, 1921
Complete Works

Dream City depicts an imaginary world that is full of contrast and wonder. The use of cubist influence with change in color in each distinct shape gives a subtle look to the painting. Dream City is a masterpiece in terms of the range of color shades that are used in the painting. The use of blue and green blended with mauve shades of water color in the cubistic painting adds to the depth and quality of the painting. The painting gives the feel of a vibrant, bustling city life. Klee’s painting combines elements of expressionism, futurism, cubism, abstraction and surrealism.

About the Artist

Paul Klee was born in a family of musicians in late 19th century. Klee himself was a musician and practiced violin as a warm-up for painting. Also known as a Swiss painter, printmaker, draughtsman, and writer, Paul Klee’s work has contributed much to the history of art in 20th century. He experimented with new artistic techniques and expressive power of colors. Most of his paintings depict his intellectual curiosity and his detailed knowledge of music, philosophy, and nature.

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