Red/Green Architecture (yellow/violet gradation) Artist: Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879–1940)


Modern and Contemporary Art

Not on view

Oil on canvas with red watercolor border around edges of canvas, laid down on cardboard mat


14 15/16 × 16 7/8 in. (37.9 × 42.9 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Collection Société Anonyme

Accession Number



20th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.



Purchased from Der Sturm, Berlin, 1922, according to the later recollection of KSD
  • Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 197, ill
  • Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 380, no. 394, ill
  • Otto Karl Werckmeister, Versuche über Paul Klee (Frankfurt: Syndikat, 1981),
  • Paul Klee, sein Frühwerk: Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik, Aquarelle aus Zeit bis 1921/22, exh. cat. (Munich: Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, 1979),
  • Siegfried Gohr, Paul Klee: Das Werk der Jahre 1919-1933: Gemälde, Handzeichnungen, Druckgraphik, exh. cat. (Cologne, Germany: Kunsthalle, 1979),
  • James Smith Pierce, Paul Klee and Primitive Art (New York: Garland Publishing, 1976),
  • Jürgen Glaesemer, Paul Klee: die farbigen Werke im Kunstmuseum Bern. Germälde, farbige Blätter, Hinterglasbilder und Plastiken, exh. cat. (Bern, Germany: Verlag Kornfeld, 1976),
  • Clark V. Poling, Bauhaus Color, exh. cat. (Atlanta: High Museum of Art, 1975),
  • Jürgen Glaesemer, Paul Klee: Das Graphische und Plastische Werk : Mit Vorzeichnungen, Aquarellen und Gemälden, exh. cat. (Duisburg, Germany: Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, 1974),
  • Marianne L. Teuber, Paul Klee: Paintings and Watercolors from the Bauhaus Years, 1921–1931, exh. cat. (Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines Art Center, 1973), n.p., Comp. cit.
  • Jürgen Glaesemer, Paul Klee: Handzeichnungen, exh. cat. (Bern, Germany: Kuntsmuseum, 1973–1979), Comp. cit.
  • Christian Geelhaar, Paul Klee and the Bauhaus (Bath, United Kingdom: Adams and Dart, 1973),
  • Jurg Spiller, The Notebooks of Paul Klee: The Thinking Eye, 2 vols. (New York: George Wittenborn Inc., 1973), ill
  • Christian Geelhaar, Paul Klee and the Bauhaus (Bath, United Kingdom: Adams and Dart, 1973), 48
  • Jurg Spiller and Ingrid Krause, Paul Klee, 1879–1940, exh. cat. (Munich: Haus der Kunst, 1970), 37, no. 44, Comp. cit.
  • Will Grohmann, Paul Klee, 1879–1940: A Retrospective Exhibition, exh. cat. (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1967),
  • Felix Klee, ed., The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898–1918 (Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1964),
  • Eberhard W. Kornfeld, Verzeichnis des Graphischen Werkes von Paul Klee (Bern, Germany: Kornfeld und Klipstein, 1963),
  • Paul Klee, The Notebooks of Paul Klee, ed. Jurg Spiller, 2 vols. (New York: George Wittenborn Inc., 1961),
  • Reality and Fantasy, 1900–1954, exh. cat. (Minneapolis, Minn.: Walker Art Center, 1954),
  • Carola Giedion-Welcker, Paul Klee (New York: Viking Press, 1952),
  • Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 142
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Object/Work type

abstract (general art genre)


l.r. on mount: Architecture rot/ grun/; l.l. on mount: 1922/ .19


Klee, Paul (1879-1940) Switzerland

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