The Goldfish (1925) by Paul Klee

The Goldfish - Klee, Paul - 1925 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleThe Goldfish
ArtistPaul Klee
Mediumoil,Watercolor on Paper
Dimensions69.2 x 49.6 cm
Art MovementExpressionism
Current LocationKunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
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About The Goldfish

Paul Klee’s painting The Goldfish, crafted in 1925, is one of the artist’s most celebrated works. The artwork features a distinctive portrayal of goldfish suspended in a deep blue waterscape with little red and purple fishes. Klee’s style was influenced by expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He also experimented with color theory and explored it through his art.

Klee is famous for his unique attitude towards animals, which was uncommon during his time. His paintings stand out due to the use of stick figures, suspended fish, moon faces, eyes, arrows, and quilts of color. Klee’s written collections of lectures are considered significant to modern art.

The Goldfish now belongs to the Kunsthalle Hamburg; however, Henri Matisse started featuring goldfish in his work around 1912 after he saw them as an inspiration in Gustave Moreau’s studio. Thus giving rise to various other masterpieces on the subject.

Overall Paul Klee’s Goldfish has remained an illustration of beauty combined with experimentation that reflects upon learning from animals we encounter daily providing insight on alternate approaches worth exploring that may offer possibilities incomprehensible otherwise towards artistic innovation today .

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