Ecoartpedia WINTER 2017 presents: Artists STANDPOINTS
Excerpt from "Movement in Paul Klee Art" Essay by Nohra Corredor
"... Klee's keen awareness of TIME led him to identify the element of "movement". It became his muse. This principle and his influential teaching is best expressed in his own metaphors and symbols.
For Klee, the pendulum represents movement in space and time, "it symbolizes the mediation between gravity and momentum, between rest and movement.
With his students he walked his own symbolic labyrinth: "Let us develop: let us draw up a topographical plan and take a little journey to the land of better understanding. The first act of movement (line) takes us far beyond the dead point. After a short while we stop to get our breath (interrupted line or, if we stop several times, an articulated line). And now a glance back to see how far we have come (counter-movement). We consider the road in this direction or in another direction(bundles of lines). A river is in the way, we use a boat (wavy motion). Farther upstream we should have found a bridge (series of arches)..." from Essay by Nohra Corredor/1999