Destroyed Place (1920) by Paul Klee

Destroyed Place - Paul Klee - 1920

Artwork Information

TitleDestroyed Place
ArtistPaul Klee
MediumOil On Paper Mounted On Gray-blue Cardboard Mounted On Plain Cardboard, With A Narrow Strip Of Tarnished Silver Around The Image
Dimensions8 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. (22.3 x 19.5 cm)
Current LocationLenbachhaus, Munich

About Destroyed Place

Destroyed Place is an iconic piece of artwork painted by Paul Klee using oil on cardboard, showcasing his unique style influenced by expressionism, cubism, surrealism, and orientalism. The painting is currently displayed in the Lenbachhaus museum in Munich, Germany. Contrary to its ominous title, the top section of the painting features bright colors with a calm ambiance.

Klee was a Swiss-born artist who taught at the Bauhaus art school and was associated with the German Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter. At his death, he left behind over 10,000 works of art that reflected his creativity and imagination. Besides being an artist, Klee was also a cat lover and incorporated cats into his artwork as well as his personal life.

Destroyed Place is an excellent representation of Klee’s art style with its unique combination of various techniques and philosophies from different art movements across Europe. Its display at Lenbachhaus provides an opportunity for people to experience firsthand Klee’s extraordinary ability to create visually appealing yet thought-provoking pieces of art that stand out even among contemporary artists.

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