Architecture with Window

Paul Klee, Architectur m. d. Fenster, 1919, 157
Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne

Paul Klee, Architectur m. d. Fenster, 1919, 157
Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne

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.