Red Balloon

Red Balloon
Artist Paul Klee
Year 1922
Medium Chalk, oil
Location Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Dimensions 12.2 x 12.5 in
31.1 x 31.7 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

The Red Balloon was painted by the iconic artist Paul Klee in 1922. The colorful display of geometric shapes seemingly floating in the air, offer a unique image. Its cityscape background compliments the vision of vibrant shades of red, yellow, blue and green. Klee skillfully directs the eye to the lone red circular balloon set center stage with his use of shape and form.

Style and Technique

Paul Klee masterfully implemented the cubist technique in the design of this painting. The deconstructed shapes and different viewpoints bring life to this abstract design. The use of oil and chalk on muslin helps to bring out the intense colors and show Klee’s expertise in color theory.

The sharp lines, bright colors and geometric shapes give The Red Balloon a life of its own. The cubist technique executed by Paul Klee is unmistakable in its implementation. The Red Balloon is a display of abstract style and structure, while its whimsical images seem to amuse its viewer.

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