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Klee's Women's Pavilion (1921) 
Thursday, July 30, 2009, 08:24 AM - General
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In Women's Pavilion (1921), Paul Klee creates an archetypal landscape with otherworldly inhabitants. The ground for the painting is dark and mysterious like the night. There are olive greens and velvet black rectangles overlaid with golden pyramids and scraped shapes of emerald green. Trees with leaves of vivid yellow green and brilliant red, along with trunks of orange, yellow and light blue, comprise a magical wood.

Two bottle-like figures stand in the foreground. Their heads, like great peacock plumes, fan upward from their thick necks. Crossing their bodies, necks and heads and continuing all the way up the painting are thin, wavy horizontal dotted lines adding a crosswind effect to the piece.

In the center of the work is a rectangular window looking onto a pyramid of yet another dimension of intrigue.

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