After the Drawing 19/75 [Absorption], 1919
Lithograph, 1st state, hand-coloured in watercolour, 22.2 x 16 cm
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, donation of Livia Klee
© Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Bildarchiv
PAUL KLEE. CONSTRUCTION OF MYSTERYPinakothek der Moderne
Sammlung Moderne Kunst
'Construction of Mystery' is the first major exhibition of Paul Klee’s work to be held at the Pinakothek der Moderne. The substantial holdings in Munich will be presented alongside more than 120 works from important Klee collections in Europe, the United States or Japan. The show follows Paul Klee’s path as a 'thinking artist' who systematically explores and transcends the boundaries of the rational in his work. At the centre of the exhibition is the 1920s, a time in which Klee responded to the challenges of the new technological world and its impact on the creativity of the modern artist. As a Bauhaus master, Klee questioned the dominance of rationalism and strove to balance understanding and feeling, construction and intuition. This exhibition shows the continued relevance of Klee’s work, addressing fundamental conflicts of the modern subject.