Paul Klee is both German and Swiss painter. Born on 8 December 1879 in Switzerland he is well known to have mastered an individual art style that is highly influenced by art moments such as expressionism, Surrealism & Cubism art prints. As an art student he studied orientalism but later went on to experiment and master the colour theory since he became overwhelmed by the intense light and colour on his visit to Tunisia. His works reflect his dry humour and his sometimes childlike perspective, and also his personal moods and beliefs, and connection to music. Klee enjoyed the company of Master Artist Wassily Kandinsky as a colleague when both of them studied at German Bauhaous School of art, design and architecture.
“First of all, the art of living; then as my ideal profession, poetry and philosophy, and as my real profession, plastic art in the last resort, for lack of income, illustrations.” – Paul Klee
Klee was born to a German father a music teacher by proffesion and had his mother as a trained singer. Klee started very young in the field of fine art as he actively took part in singing and music but soon began to find fondness in visual art such as paintings, drawing. He gave up music both as rebellion to his parents’ wishes and his belief that music did not bring in him the charm as modern music left less meaning to a musician. As an artist Klee craved the liberty to explore radical ideas and styles as in his sixteen, Klee’s landscape art, scenic art prints already show considerable skill and maturity. He outshined at drawing but always thought he lacked any natural colour sense. In 1898 he began studying Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. During his times of youthful adventure, Klee spent a lot time in pubs having affairs with lower rank women and models.
After receiving a degree in art, Klee went Italy to study the works of master artists and their colour patters. For him colour represented the hopefulness and graciousness in art, and an anticipation of respite from the gloomy nature that he often expressed in his black-and-white grotesques and satires. He later married to Bavarian pianist Lily Stumpf in 1906 and lived in suburbs of Munich and attended to his art work. Klee’s art works and experience with art grew for the next five years and so was his new approach towards art. He had his first solo art exhibition in 1910 copias de cuadros en lienzo