Paul Klee Exhibition in Vienna, Austria: Art City Break Idea Monday 30 June 2008 PDF Print A review presented by artrepublic.com Now is the perfect time for art lovers to visit Europe’s most beautiful cities and take in the summer exhibitions. The artrepublic.com exhibition listings team are delighted to present a review of the comprehensive Paul Klee retrospective at The Albertina, Vienna, Austria. The starting point of the exhibition will be Carl Djerassi’s important gift to the Albertina of works by Paul Klee. Additional exhibits from the holdings of the Albertina, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and other international collections and museums will show this important collection in the context of the exceptional creativity of Paul Klee. The German-Swiss painter and graphic artist Paul Klee (1879–1940) was one of the most interesting and idiosyncratic artistic personalities of classical modern art. His fascinating oeuvre – positioned on the interface between representational and abstract art - interweaves aspects of visual reality and surreal-poetic images to form complex pictures, often with enigmatic allegorical allusions. In addition, there are works whose pictorial architecture places elementary forms of geometry and formal compositional considerations in the forefront, without losing sight of the inner poetry of the picture. Paul Klee influenced many artists – including subsequent generations of artists – especially through his teaching activities at the Bauhaus (1921–1931) and his theory of art, which he presented in a number of essays and writings. Carl Djerassi, professor of chemistry emeritus and world famous as the father of “the pill”, began compiling his Klee collection more than 30 years ago. Since the 1980s the Carl Djerassi Collection has been housed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. More than 65 works, an important part of this remarkable collection, have now come to the Albertina – thanks to the generosity of Carl Djerassi. His collection, which focuses on Klee’s graphical works, provides extraordinary insights into the complexity of his oeuvre. The drawings, watercolours, gouaches and graphic prints extend from the early work to the powerful and monumental creations of the artist’s last years. Discover over 50 high quality Paul Klee art prints at artrepublic.com, where you’ll also find this review, please click here to view View all press releases from artrepublic.com ENDS Notes to Editors The artzine section at artrepublic.com features listings for over 1,300 public art galleries and museums worldwide including up-to-the-minute reviews of the latest exhibitions. artrepublic established its first gallery in 1992 in the heart of Brighton’s North Laines. Its second gallery ‘artrepublic at tomtom’ is in the heart of London’s Soho. artrepublic features rare, collectable, cutting-edge art prints, limited editions, silkscreens and giclees from contemporary artists such as Banksy, Jamie Reid, James Cauty, Sir Peter Blake and Jamie Hewlett alongside popular artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein . www.artrepublic.com has an extensive choice of art prints all available with free delivery worldwide . For more information about this press release please call Andrew Milledge Marketing Director of artrepublic at email@example.com. Although artrepublic will attempt to supply images that are likely to not have copyright issues when used in the press, we do strongly advise that chosen images are first checked with the Design and Artists Copyright Society before publication. Contact details are: Tel: 020 7336 8811, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact artrepublic before going to press. artrepublic – 13 Bond Street, Brighton, BN1 1RD Mon – Fri 9.30 - 6.00, Saturday 9.00 - 6.00, Sunday 11.00 - 5.00, Bank Hols 10.30 - 5.30 tel: 01273 724829 email: email@example.com artrepublic at tomtom – 42 New Compton Street, London, WC2H 8DA Mon – Sat 11.00 - 7.00 tel: 020 7240 7909 email: firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Archer Publications Ltd in the following categories: Entertainment & Arts, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.