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"Klee, Tanguy, Miro
Three Approaches to Landscape."
2000-03-18 until 2000-05-14
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Palais Liechtenstein
The Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien will be
presenting Klee, Tanguy, Miro. Three approaches to landscape,
an exhibition of around one hundred paintings and drawings by
Paul Klee, Yves Tanguy and Joan Miro, three of the major artists
of the twentieth century, from the Gallery K. AG Collection in
Switzerland, founded by Kazumasa Katsuta. To date, these
works have hardly ever been on display. Mr. K. Katsuta himself
selected the works for this show.
The art-historical tradition of landscape painting was radically
transformed by classical modernity. In the wake of the
Impressionists, landscape was turned into an artful construction
that uses Nature merely as a stimulus for the formal arrangement
of the picture. The various approaches taken by the artists
indicate to what an extent visions of a stage-like character of
landscape have faded. The exhibition, therefore, focuses on
those landscapes considered metaphorically as visions of the
artists' inner world.
Paul Klee (Munich-Buchsee, Bern, 1879 - Locarno, 1940), stands
as a colossus in the panorama of twentieth-century painting. A
member of the Expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter, he was also
a teacher at the Bauhaus. In the 1920s he began to take an
interest in Freud's and Jung's theories on the subconscious and
made use of them in his artistic practice. Klee intended to visualize
inner states, incorporated in pictorial designing principles. The
artist saw art as a means to create a world parallel to Nature.