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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Paul Klee: Making Visible

I recently visited the excellent Paul Klee: Making Visible exhibition at Tate Britain. Klee was meticulous in documenting his creations and recording his reflections on the processes of creation. Here are some of my favourites from among his many reflections:

"Art should be like a holiday: something to give a man the opportunity to see things differently and to change his point of view."

"Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see."

"The painter should not paint what he sees, but what will be seen."

"Art does not reproduce what is visible, it makes things visible."

"Formerly we used to represent things visible on earth, things we either liked to look at or would have liked to see. Today we reveal the reality that is behind visible things, thus expressing the belief that the visible world is merely an isolated case in relation to the universe and that there are many more other, latent realities."

"Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will."


C.O.B. - Soft Touches Of Love.

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