Park of Idols (1939) by Paul Klee

Park of Idols - Paul Klee - 1938

Artwork Information

TitlePark of Idols
ArtistPaul Klee
MediumWatercolor on Paper
Dimensions100 x 70 cm
Art MovementSurrealism

About Park of Idols

The artwork titled “Park of Idols” was created by artist Paul Klee in 1938. This piece, measuring 100 x 70 cm, is a watercolor on paper that represents the Surrealism art movement. It falls under the landscape genre and showcases Klee’s distinct expressionistic style.

The artwork itself is an abstract conglomeration of shapes and colors. Dominant hues of blues, yellows, browns, and reds interact to form a composition that may be reminiscent of a landscape at a symbolic or emotional level rather than a literal one. There are organic and geometric forms that merge and overlap, evoking a sense of depth and complexity. Among these forms, a bright red circle stands out, which could be interpreted as a sun or a focal point within the scene.

The execution is typical of Klee’s works, where the play of colors and shapes creates an otherworldly ambiance. The painting is balanced with both warm and cool colors, and the varied application of watercolor lends it a sense texture and movement. Despite the absence of identifiable figures or traditional landscape elements, “Park of Idols” possibly suggests a mystical or dreamlike space, inviting viewers to interpret the scene through their own imagination influenced by the title of the piece.

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