View into the Fertile Country, Paul Klee
Paul Klee
View into the Fertile Country
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Paul Klee

View into the Fertile Country, 1932

48.5 x 34.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on cardboard
Inventory Number
SG 1221
Acquired in 1963
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 7


About the Work

“I painted a landscape resembling the view from the wild mountains of the Valley of the Kings into the cultivated land,” Klee wrote in a letter to his wife in 1932, after he had finished the painting. It had been three years since he visited Egypt, but his journey had left lasting impressions. Ancient Egypt’s lifeline, the Nile River, flows in a wavy line in the foreground. Buildings are represented by geometric shapes, behind which rows of multicoloured horizontal stripes create an illusion of fields along the banks of the Nile. Egypt’s green and fertile land extends all the way to the horizon.

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KunstIStück – Paul Klee: Blick in das Fruchtland
Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. KunstIStück – Paul Klee: Blick in das Fruchtland, 1932, Städel Museum Frankfurt am Main

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