Monuments at G.

Paul Klee German, born Switzerland

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 912

Shortly after his return to Dessau from Egypt in 1929, Klee created several works that recall the North African desert landscape. In this painting, thin horizontal stripes cover the entire surface from edge to edge and top to bottom, while vertical and diagonal lines, some forming acute or obtuse angles, interrupt the colorful flow of the horizontal bars. The two triangular shapes in the bottom half of the composition probably represent two of the three pyramids at Giza.

Monuments at G., Paul Klee (German (born Switzerland), Münchenbuchsee 1879–1940 Muralto-Locarno), Gypsum and watercolor on canvas

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