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Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: Paul Klee, Swiss, 1879–1940

Red/Green Architecture (yellow/violet gradation)


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

37.9 × 42.9 cm (14 15/16 × 16 7/8 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
Not on view
20th century

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.

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 142.

Christian Geelhaar, Paul Klee and the Bauhaus (Bath, United Kingdom: Adams and Dart, 1973), 48.

Jurg Spiller, The Notebooks of Paul Klee: The Thinking Eye, 2 vols. (New York: George Wittenborn Inc., 1973), ill.

Reality and Fantasy, 1900–1954, exh. cat. (Minneapolis, Minn.: Walker Art Center, 1954).

Clark V. Poling, Bauhaus Color, exh. cat. (Atlanta: High Museum of Art, 1975).

Christian Geelhaar, Paul Klee and the Bauhaus (Bath, United Kingdom: Adams and Dart, 1973).

Carola Giedion-Welcker, Paul Klee (New York: Viking Press, 1952).

Jürgen Glaesemer, Paul Klee: die farbigen Werke im Kunstmuseum Bern. Germälde, farbige Blätter, Hinterglasbilder und Plastiken, exh. cat. (Bern, Germany: Verlag Kornfeld, 1976).

Jürgen Glaesemer, Paul Klee: Handzeichnungen, exh. cat. (Bern, Germany: Kuntsmuseum, 1973–1979), Comp. cit.

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).

James Smith Pierce, Paul Klee and Primitive Art (New York: Garland Publishing, 1976).

Paul Klee, The Notebooks of Paul Klee, ed. Jurg Spiller, 2 vols. (New York: George Wittenborn Inc., 1961).

Otto Karl Werckmeister, Versuche über Paul Klee (Frankfurt: Syndikat, 1981).

Will Grohmann, Paul Klee, 1879–1940: A Retrospective Exhibition, exh. cat. (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1967).

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.

Jurg Spiller and Ingrid Krause, Paul Klee, 1879–1940, exh. cat. (Munich: Haus der Kunst, 1970), 37, no. 44, Comp. cit.

Siegfried Gohr, Paul Klee: Das Werk der Jahre 1919-1933: Gemälde, Handzeichnungen, Druckgraphik, exh. cat. (Cologne, Germany: Kunsthalle, 1979).

Jürgen Glaesemer, Paul Klee: Das Graphische und Plastische Werk : Mit Vorzeichnungen, Aquarellen und Gemälden, exh. cat. (Duisburg, Germany: Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, 1974).

Paul Klee, sein Frühwerk: Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik, Aquarelle aus Zeit bis 1921/22, exh. cat. (Munich: Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, 1979).

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 such records is ongoing.