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Paul Klee
(1879-1940) born on
Dec 18
Swiss painter. He was an abstract painter noted for his highly inventive pictorial language of fantastic shapes and exotic colors.
         
   
F
Standing at his appointed place, at the trunk of the tree, he does nothing other than gather and pass on what comes to him from the depths. And the beauty at the crown is not his own. He is merely a channel.

R
One eye sees, the other feels.
A
Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.
N
A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.
K
One does not lash what lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "On Modern Art," 1924.
R: "The Diaries of Paul Klee 1898-1918," 1957, entry for 1914.
A: "The Diaries of Paul Klee 1898-1918," 1957, entry for Jan/Feb 1918.
N: "The Diaries of Paul Klee 1898-1918," 1957, entry for Jan 1908.
K: "The Diaries of Paul Klee 1898-1918," 1957, entry for Jul 1905.
   


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