Exhibition of the week: The EY Exhibition: Paul Klee, Tate Modern, London SE1
The Independent’s former comment editor, Adrian Hamilton writes a weekly column largely on international affairs with particular focus on the Middle East, Iran and foreign policy issues. Before joining the paper he was deputy editor of the Observer newspaper.
Friday 18 October 2013
You can never have too much of Paul Klee. Ten years since the last major show, Tate Modern's exhibition aims to be the most comprehensive, taking Klee from his entry on the art scene in 1910 to his death in 1940.
Over 17 rooms, we are given every phase of his output, every twist of his innovation. He seems endlessly fresh, whether you are looking at his passionate embrace of colour on visiting Tunisia or the freer oils of his final spurt.
There is a sense of spontaneity to his work, and yet his paintings have too strong a sense of composition to be passed off as purely autonomic. The consistency of his imagination is remarkable.
(020 7887 8888; tate.org.uk) to 9 March
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