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Paul Klee

Paul Klee was a Swiss German artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included ExpressionismCubism, and Surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually deeply explored color theory, writing about it extensively; his lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory (Schriften zur Form und Gestaltungslehre), published in English as the Paul Klee Notebooks, are held to be as important for modern art as Leonardo da Vinci's A Treatise on Painting for the Renaissance. He and his colleague, Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, both taught at the Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture. His works reflect his dry humor and his sometimes childlike perspective, his personal moods and beliefs, and his musicality.

When the opportunity arose he asked Kore Tveter, the Norwegian painter, to join him. They worked side be side – Tale on the ground floor, Tveter on the first, for several years - a generation apart, their inspiring professional relationship was based on mutual artistic respect and trust.

Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s Tale chose to focus almost exclusively on the production of a body of work, which, including drawings, now numbers over 15,000 pieces. His oeuvre also contains, for example vast and distinguished canvases of over 5 metres long. Attracting renowned and well-respected collectors on both sides of the Atlantic, Tale’s artistic reputation is assuredly advancing. A beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated book, The Art of Petar Tale was published in the spring of 2006.

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