Paul Klee – Twittering Machine – 1922

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A blog-flickr-twitter friend recently mentioned that she saw the influence of Paul Klee in one of my maps. He is indeed a favortite of mine.  It’s been a while since I’ve visited with his work so I did a bit of research and found this marvelous image!  The original is at MOMA .  I can’t wait to visit it in person. I also found a wonderful except about him from one of my favorite books, The Shock of the New by Robert Hughes. I need to re-read that book. It’s been too long.

And then I found that he was also a poet! The book Paul Klee, Poet/Painter by K. Porter Aichele went directly onto my “to-read” list.

A book, a poem and a painting….. A google trifecta!

12 Comments

  1. […] friend Peggy just posted some sweet finds about Paul Klee, one of my all-time favorite artists as well. That […]

  2. angryelvis

    I think the internet actually looks like that, Peggy. Back in 1914 you had to turn that crank to get it to work.
    Thanks for pointing these out-I want to check out his poems as well.

    1. Yes, I believe you are right about that. And the screen was an old cereal box with a hole cut into it so that you could watch the images scroll by….http://home.howstuffworks.com/paper-puppets5.htm

      and, of course, there were search engine puppets.

    2. why dose twitter feedburn on noodles beta? asks christophervitiello@yahoo.com

  3. keep us posted on the book – i’m a big klee fan too! p.s. i am still tickled over that errand map you drew a few posts ago… love it!

    1. That’s the one my friend saw the Klee influence in! Thanks, Aimee.

  4. this work really does look like a twittering machine! beautiful klee piece!

  5. Hey! Who knew Klee Twittered! HA. Well, I can certainly see the influence. This is a fabulous piece. Timeless. And I so enjoyed your wonderful maps. I love looking looking at maps, all kinds.

    1. Thank you, Lea and Bella!!

  6. I like this. Going to follow paul klee now =P Thanks for sharing. How are you doing?

    1. HA!! Me too!
      I’m doing just fine. Nice to hear from you!

  7. aw, I love this! thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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