Architecture with Window

Paul Klee, Architecture with Window, 1919
Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne / © free

Paul Klee, Architecture with Window, 1919
Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne / © free

Paul Klee selected his Cubist oil painting "Architektur m. d. Fenster" (Architecture with Window) of 1919 for a publication to mark the programmatic Bauhaus exhibition of 1923. In this painting, he reflected on both his role as a teacher at the Bauhaus and the relationship of painting to the Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) called for by Gropius, which was to culminate in the building.

Literature:
Okuda, Osamu: “Klee’s Architectural Fantasies and the Bauhaus Idea: The Painting Architecture with Window” in: Bauhaus A Conceptual Model, publ. by Bauhaus Archive Berlin / Museum for Design, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Weimar Classic Foundation, Exhibition Catalogue, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2009, pg. 41ff.