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Red Balloons Inspired by Paul Klee

“A line is a dot that went for a walk.” – Paul Klee
 

Paul Klee was born in Switzerland in 1879.  Klee expressed himself in different styles. His art is a blend of surrealism, cubism and expressionism. He admired the drawings of children and tried to incorporate that energy and simplicity into his work. We were inspired by his iconic painting, “Red Balloon”.

We filled our classroom with colour and energy creating our own dynamic scenes.

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Paul Klee and a Colour Study

  “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.”

– Paul Klee

Paul Klee was born in Switzerland in 1879. He was a trained violinist and studied music in Germany. He decided to devote himself to art rather than music when he was a young adult.

Klee expressed himself in different styles. His art is a blend of surrealism, cubism and expressionism. He admired the drawings of children and tried to incorporate that energy and simplicity into his work.

He taught at the German Bauhaus School of Art with Wassily Kandinsky.  Klee studied and wrote extensively on colour theory and we used this for the inspiration for our pieces.

 

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Klee – Castles and Sun

“A line is a dot that went for a walk.”

– Paul Klee

Our grade 1 – 3 class became the architect’s of their own castles this week. We spoke about the Swiss artist, Paul Klee and studied his many paintings. A few favourites included: Red Balloon 1922, Individualized Altimetry of Stripes 1930 and The Goldfish.

I love their creativity and free-form style.

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