Miraculous Landing, or the "112!"

Paul Klee German, born Switzerland

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In 1918, Klee evoked the following image in his diary: "The storm on the wheat field was captivating; I'll paint a ship sailing on waves of rye." Klee never painted that picture, but this one seems just as miraculous. A boat of the type of Noah's Ark—the "112"—is moored to a boathouse. The face of the girl in the left window is expressionless; her eyes are closed. Perhaps this "miraculous landing" exists only in her imagination.

Miraculous Landing, or the "112!", Paul Klee (German (born Switzerland), Münchenbuchsee 1879–1940 Muralto-Locarno), Watercolor, transferred printing ink, and ink on paper mounted on cardboard

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