Shop art print and framed art Main Road and Laterals Roads by Paul Klee

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Subjects : Landscape
Keywords : Geometric abstraction, route
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Main Road and Laterals Roads

Highway and Byways is an oil on canvas painting by German artist Paul Klee. It belongs to the group of his numerous layer and stripe paintings and was created in January 1929 after Klee's second trip to Egypt. On loan from Werner Vowinckel, it was first exhibited in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne and can now be seen in the Museum Ludwig, also in Cologne. The title of the painting correspond to its structure. In the middle, runs the straight, contoured main path, divided in several parts, differentiated by color contrasts, which moves mainly between blue-orange and red-green, almost aligned with the center of the painting and tapering in layers in its horizontal internal structure. The main path is not only a path, but also a “strip of fields that is divided 45 times across to the high zone of the streaky blue and purple” horizon, rather a “painting of the sky-bearing staircase of a step pyramid”. To the left and right of it, the small-scale side paths run much more irregularly, in twisted and disordered paths, which partly end in nothing, partly also end at the same blue-gray horizon, which also seems to give the main path its clear destination. In addition to the format and the programmatic title, the technique is also unusual: oil on a plaster-primed canvas stretched onto a stretcher, which Klee only used in few cases until 1929 and not very often later. Highway and Byways' is therefore unreservedly a key work of Klee. For the composition of the painting, most of [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the abstract art styles and expressionism styles.


« Main Road and Laterals Roads » is kept at Private collection.


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