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


Dimensions
48.5 x 34.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on cardboard
Inventory Number
SG 1221
Acquisition
Acquired in 1963
Status
On display

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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 https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/blick-in-das-fruchtland#yt

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
View into the Fertile Country
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on cardboard
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1963

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D3213 parallel lines
  • 49D43 prism ~ stereometry
Secondary
Associative
  • 25M1 Egyptian pyramids (Wonder of the World)

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16.09.2019