|Paul Klee Catalogue Raisonne, 1940|
Langue : Français Éditeur : Thames & Hudson (14 septembre 2005)
Format : Relié - 500 pages
/ Paul Klee (1879-1940) is one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. For the nine volumes of this landmark project, the Berne-based Paul Klee Foundation has researched the artist's 9,600 drawings, prints, watercolors, and oil paintings, allowing the artist's complete works to be assembled and published for the first time.
Each volume contains an introduction in German and English, an explanation of the catalogue system, a German-English glossary, a bibliography, and indexes. All the entries are illustrated and include catalogue numbers, technical descriptions, measurements, references to related works, details of provenance and location, relevant literature, and a list of exhibitions and auctions in which works have appeared. Klee's own entries from the catalogue he maintained from 1911 onward are also included, and the most important works are illustrated in color.
Following Klee's sixtieth birthday on December 18, 1939, a major exhibition of works dating from 1935 onward was held at the Kunsthaus in Berne. For the first few months of 1940 he continued working. This volume features the final few hundred works produced by Klee until he was obliged to enter a hospital. He died on June 28, 1940. Over 1000 illustrations, 100 in color.