Rose Garden (1920) by Paul Klee

Rose Garden - Paul Klee - 1920

Artwork Information

TitleRose Garden
ArtistPaul Klee
MediumOil on cardboard
Dimensions49 x 42.5 cm
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationLenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

About Rose Garden

The artwork titled “Rose Garden” was created by artist Paul Klee in 1920. This oil on cardboard painting, measuring 49 x 42.5 cm, is a representation of the Cubist art movement. The genre of this creation can be categorized as a cityscape. Currently, it is housed at the Lenbachhaus in Munich, Germany.

The artwork depicts a stylized cityscape with geometric forms that fragment and reconfigure the conventional representation of space, typical of the Cubist approach. The painting is dominated by a spectrum of pink, red, and purple hues, interspersed with touches of white and punctuated by round shapes resembling roses. These roses sit atop a network of colorful, sharp-edged blocks that suggest buildings or plots of land viewed from above, giving the piece a map-like quality. The roses are connected by a series of linear elements, perhaps indicating pathways or a trellis, which add an organic contrast to the angularity of the cityscape. Fine details within the blocks hint at architectural elements like windows or flags, further enhancing the urban theme. The overall effect is both whimsical and structured, allowing viewers to interpret the scene through the lens of Klee’s imaginative and transformative perspective.

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