Paul Klee — Barbed Noose with Mice, 1923.

Mixed media: watercolor and gouache on paper, bordered with gouache, mounted on cardboard, 31 x 40 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

In 1920, Walter Gropius invited Klee to join the faculty of the Bauhaus. A school of architecture and industrial design operating first in Weimar (1919–25) and then Dessau (1925–32), it also included the study of arts and crafts. Nearly half of Klee’s some 10,000 works (mainly small-scale watercolors and drawings on paper) were produced during the ten years he taught at the Bauhaus, and they vary widely. Source


Originally published on Art of Darkness: Daily Art Blog

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