Meanwhile, the Rhine River appears as squiggly lines

klee_rhein bei duisburg

Das Metropolitan Museum of Art stellt seine Bestände in einer Online-Sammlung zur Ansicht und teilweise auch Weiterverbreitung zur Verfügung. Die Suche nach rheinbezogener Kunst ergibt aktuell 188 Treffer. Darunter dieses Gemälde von Paul Klee: Der Rhein bei Duisburg, kommentiert von den Museumsexperten:

“Here, Klee inventively transforms the industrial city of Duisburg into an upbeat pictogram. A seascape, with boats, a shoreline, and rippling waves, is abbreviated into outlines set against muted tones of mauve, green, peach, rose, and buff. Klee uses open geometric forms for the houses and boats in the upper half of the picture, where one color plane blends into another. Meanwhile, the Rhine River appears as squiggly lines. This work may evoke the happy years Klee spent in the nearby city of Düsseldorf from 1931 to 1933.”