Blossoms and Grains

Blossoms and Grains
Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879-1940)
Watercolor, inks and pencil on laid paper, mounted on cardboard 
sheet: 9-5/8 x 6-1/8 in. (24.4 x 15.6 cm); mount: 11-1/4 x 7-5/8 in. (28.6 x 19.4 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection 
Accession Number:
© Norton Simon Museum 
Not on View

This work belongs to a series of intricate drawings in which lines are knotted together in the manner of a fisherman's net. Throughout the composition, which resembles a sheet of music, wavy lines seem to represent the dangling threads of knots or the wispy roots of plant forms.


The artist, gift c. August 1920 to;
Galka Scheyer;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.

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