Black Columns in a Landscape

Paul Klee German, born Switzerland

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In the spring of 1919, Klee rented a large studio in the Schloss Suresnes, a neglected eighteenth-century palace in Schwabing, Munich's artists' quarter. According to Klee's son Felix, Suresnes, its park, and the nearby Englischer Garten served as inspiration for this watercolor. It depicts Ionic columns, a large chestnut leaf, a thin black cross, a small red pavilion, and a boat on the River Isar, which flows through Munich.

Black Columns in a Landscape, Paul Klee (German (born Switzerland), Münchenbuchsee 1879–1940 Muralto-Locarno), Watercolor and ink on paper mounted on cardboard

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