Saturday, August 4, 2012

From Paul Klee's diaries


Paul Klee 1911. Photo by Alexander Eliasberg from Wikipedia.
June 1903 [...] "Toward the end of the month I prepared engravings; first, invented appropriate drawings. Not that I want to become a specialist now. But painting with its failures cries out for the relief of minor successes. Nowadays I am a very tired painter, but my skill as a draftsman holds up."
From The Diaries of Paul Klee
 Black Columns in a Landscape 1919 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 

3 comments:

The bike shed said...

You now, this is an odd thing, but I don't think I've ever seen a picture of Paul Klee before. Certainly wouldn't have recognised the face.

The bike shed said...

Oops, I mean 'You know' and not 'You now,' which sounds rather rude - sorry about that slip!

Mary said...

The photo of Klee isn't the best one ever but it's available -- and actually there are a couple of nice ones in the Diaries. I really like seeing photos of painters and writers somehow.