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The EY Exhibition:
Paul Klee – Making Visible
The EY Exhibition: Paul Klee – Making Visible ran at Tate Modern from 16 October 2013 to 9 March 2014.
Paul Klee (1879-1940) was one of the most renowned artists to work at the Bauhaus and was both a playful and a radical figure in European modernism. His intense and intricate work was the subject of this major exhibition, the UK’s first large-scale Klee exhibition for over a decade. Challenging his reputation as a solitary dreamer, it revealed the innovation and rigor with which he created his work and presented it to the public.
Bringing together over 130 colorful drawings, watercolors and paintings from collections around the world, it spanned the three decades of his career: from his emergence in Munich in the 1910s, through his years of teaching at the Bauhaus in the 1920s, up to his final paintings made in Bern after the outbreak of the Second World War.
The show reunited important groups of work that Klee created, cataloged or exhibited together at key moments in his life. Having since been dispersed across museums and private collections, these delicate works were shown alongside each other once again, often for the first time since Klee did so himself.
- Tate has an intriguing A to Z blog on the many facets of Paul Klee
- Tate’s blog, Everything you need to know about Paul Klee
- A behind-the-scenes look at Installing the exhibition
- TateShots – Paul Klee: Take a tour of The EY Exhibition: Paul Klee – Making Visible at Tate Modern with curator Matthew Gale