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THE MUSICIAN WHO BECAME A PAINTER Son of two musicians, at the age of 12, he already played the violin at Berna Orchestra. Klee has been called many things: father of abstract art, the Bauhaus School master and even the inventor of Surrealism. He is definitely regarded as one of the 20th century's key artists. Klee is a not only a main figure as art creator but was also a gifted violinist, music lover as well as a superb writer and voracious reader. Even when he filled his works with diminute squares and rectangles, his paintings pulse with rhythm motivated by the modulations of Mozart and Bach, or the cadence of poems by Apollinaire and Rilke, one of his close friends.

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He was great connoisseur of Western art history and taught at Bauhaus School with his best friend, Wassily Kandinsky. He really is a very hard artist to pin down. Indeed, the Swiss-German artist is tied to numerous groundbreaking 20th century movements, from German Expressionism to Dada. But his work isn’t easily bucketed into a single category. He invented his personal world: a system of throbbing forms, mystical hieroglyphs and otherworldly creatures that he imagined to populate his compositions. These strange symbols marked some of the first efforts in the 20th century to embed spiritual content and the subconscious into Abstract Art.

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AGNES B + IMPRESIONISMO + MANISH ARORA + KARL LARGERFELD + PICASSO + CHOPARD + PAUL KLEE + LEONARD PARIS + MARTÍN CHIRINO + ISSEY MIYAKE +...

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