PAUL KLEE. HAND PUPPETS

Hopfengart, Christine, Wiederkehr, Eva (Eds.)

Gerd Hatje

2006

128 Pages

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 9783775717403

Language: English

Category: Contemporary art monographs

Between 1916 and 1925 Paul Klee (1879-1940) made some 50 hand puppets for his son, Felix, of which 30 are still in existence. For the heads, he used materials from his own household: beef bones and electrical outlets, bristle brushes, leftover bits of fur and nutshells. Soon he began to sew costumes. These characters and small works, do not pretend to be great art, but at the same time, they are superbly imaginative, sweetly reminiscent of Klee's relationships with his family, and beautifully illustrative of the artistic and social developments of the time.

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