The Irony of Paul Klee Takes Over Paris


“I am God,” Paul Klee claimed at the age of twenty-two. Shortly afterwards, he wrote to his fiancée that he could now content himself with “that beautiful thing: self-irony.” The exhibition Paul Klee, Irony at Work at the Centre Pompidou Paris is the first of its kind to approach Klee’s entire career under the light of his ongoing dialogue with the Romantic concept of irony.

His work permanently shuttles between satire and the affirmation of the absolute …read on


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