Glasses Case and Cleaning Cloth: Paul Klee, The Golden Fish
Paul Klee is regarded as one of the most subtle painters of modernity, drawing on a unique symbolism which links him to the previous group of artists called symbolists, but at the same time he was influenced by and had a big impact on the German expressionists. With a sense of the city he also combines motives, like this one, of nature - at the same time converting these into a transcendent eternity like with the golden colour of the fish here. Light and deep, full of humour and seriousness, he is also famous as part of the Bauhaus School in Weimar, Dessau, but also later at the Academy at Düsseldorf. Politically he was branded one of the "degenerate" artists.
The Golden Fish (1925)
is the motif for our glass case here and has been drawn using oil and watercolour on paper during the year 1925. The original is mounted on cardboard, 50 x 69 cm (19 1/8 x 27 in) and can be seen at the Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany.
It represents the glowingly independence of the one fish that swims in the blue, almost dark of the night of the sea with only a few magical signs of natural flow of water or plants. In many ways, the magic of the golden light catches the eye and reminds of lights in winter nights, the charm of colours and the mesmerising brilliance of art.
The Set of the Glasses Case of Paul Klee with matching lens cleaning cloth is our own Arts in History product. The case consists of a sturdy, tweed snap box, which is lined inside with velour. Dimensions of the glasses case approx 16 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm, Dimensions of the cleaning cloth: approx. 17.5 x 14.5 cm.
• Sturdy, tweed snap box
• Designed velor interior
• Dimensions: 16 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm
• With Cleaning Cloth: 17.5 x 14.5 cm