PEDAGOGICAL SKETCHBOOK by Paul Klee

By Paul Klee

Paul Klee occupies a distinct place one of the creators of contemporary artwork. even though he shed all ties with traditional presentation, he built a better and deeper courting to truth than did such a lot painters of his time. with none try at imitation or idealization, he recorded share, movement, and intensity in area because the primary attributes of the visible world.
Klee amassed his observations in his PEDAGOGICAL caricature publication, meant because the foundation for the direction in layout concept on the recognized Bauhaus paintings university in Germany. From the straightforward phenomenon of interweaving traces, his paintings ends up in the comprehension of outlined planes-of constitution, size, equilibrium, and movement. yet he employs no summary formulation. the coed is still within the universal international - an international that acquires new value in the course of the straightforward method of Klee's easy, lucid drawings and his exact captions. Chessboard, bone, muscle, middle, a water wheel, a plant, railroad ties, a tightrope walker-these function examples for the forty-three layout lessons.
PEDAGOGICAL SKETCHBOOK is a crucial contribution towards a extra human, extra common target in layout schooling the paintings of a visionary painter who committed himself to the sensible activity of constructing humans see.

"A key to knowing of the artwork of Paul Klee, one that can be utilized so much profitably through the artwork student."-College paintings magazine.

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Consequently one could be tempted to arrive at the following diagram (Fig. 85): 31 We have arrived at the spec tral color circle where all the arrows are superfluous. " A concluding note The beacon, guiding Klee through his adventures in seeing, is the line in action. The dot, extended into a graphic curve, cannot come to rest on the last page of the Sketchbook. It urges on to further explorations, both in space and spirit. For the teacher who wants to respond to this incentive, a complete program is indicated in the four subdivisions: I: Line as point progression Line as planar definition Line as mathematical proportion Line as coordinator for the path of motion II: Line as optical guide Line as optical reason Line as psychological balance III: Line as energy projection IV: Line as symbol of centrifugal and centripedal movement Line as symbol of will and infinity Line as symbol of color mutations and kinetic harmony There are endless phenomena all around us on which to aim Klee's ideas like a searchlight.

The "line on a walk" can produce new rhythmic curves. Any surface offers itself for definition through line-connected points. Klee's examples of coordinated linear motion: bone and muscle, blood stream, waterfall, can be supplemented by the vertical extension of bird flight, the horizontal motion of the tides, the circular rhythm of tree rings. The optical perceptions and illusions of each student form the framework of his security. But has he observed their pattern as they relate him to the experiences of physical height, spatial distance, for ward motion, light and dark contrasts?

The "line on a walk" can produce new rhythmic curves. Any surface offers itself for definition through line-connected points. Klee's examples of coordinated linear motion: bone and muscle, blood stream, waterfall, can be supplemented by the vertical extension of bird flight, the horizontal motion of the tides, the circular rhythm of tree rings. The optical perceptions and illusions of each student form the framework of his security. But has he observed their pattern as they relate him to the experiences of physical height, spatial distance, for ward motion, light and dark contrasts?

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