Paul Klee

Paul Klee’s use of symbols, abstraction, and color remind me a lot of discussions we have had in class during the last two weeks. In his work Affected Place (1922), Klee uses a gradation of color that resembles a sunset (similar to Instagram’s new logo), along with arrows to direct the viewer’s eye toward the architecture in the lower half of the image. The weight of the arrow also suggests some sort of pressure on the structure. Moreover, the viewer recognizes the abstract shapes and lines as a group of rooms, since the collection of quadrilaterals and crossing parallel lines resemble walls and windows.

Affected Place Paul Klee

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