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  • Black Columns in a Landscape, 1919
    Paul Klee (German, 1879–1940)
    Watercolor, pen, and ink on paper; 8 x 10 3/8 in. (20.4 x 26.3 cm)
    The Berggruen Klee Collection, 1987 (1987.455.1)
    © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild–Kunst, Bonn

    In the spring of 1919, Klee rented a large studio in the Schloss Suresnes, a neglected eighteenth-century palace in Schwabing, Munich's artists' quarter. According to Klee's son Felix, Suresnes, its park, and the nearby Englischer Garten served as inspiration for this watercolor. It depicts Ionic columns, a large chestnut leaf, a thin black cross, a small red pavilion, and a boat on the River Isar, which flows through Munich.

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  • Black Columns in a Landscape, 1919
    Paul Klee (German, 1879–1940)
    Watercolor, pen, and ink on paper; 8 x 10 3/8 in. (20.4 x 26.3 cm)
    The Berggruen Klee Collection, 1987 (1987.455.1)
    © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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