Paul Klee's "Twittering Machine" Analytical Essay by Nicky

Paul Klee's "Twittering Machine"
Looks at the life of artist Paul Klee and his painting "Twittering Machine".
# 148236 | 815 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 04, 2011 in Art (Artists) , Art (History) , Art (Painting) , Art (Fine Art)

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This paper explains that his 1922 painting "Twittering Machine" is characteristic of Paul Klee's painting style that reflects two art movements of the earlier part of the twentieth century. Next, the author describes this whimsical painting that integrates elements from nature, such as birds and fish, with elements of a mechanized lifestyle, such as coils and wires, to project an overall theme of communication as incessant chatter . The paper relates that, from the Der Blaue Reiter and Wassily Kandinsky, Klee developed his use of abstraction and playful colors and, from the Bauhaus movement, he gained his strong interest in the interface between technology, nature and humanity and how to communication these ideas in a symbolic manner.

From the Paper:

"Paul Klee was born in Switzerland in 1879 but spent most of his life in Germany. Living in Munich exposed Klee to the Blue Rider (Der Blaue Reiter) group as well as to its founders such as Wassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky would become a friend and major influence on Klee. The Blue Rider group pioneered advancements in abstract art and was based in Munich from 1911 until 1914. Klee traveled to Northern Africa, where he encountered colors and lighting such as he had never seen before."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bauhaus-Arhiv Museum of Design. "Paul Klee's Elemental Design Theory 1921-1931." Retrieved April 28, 2009 from
  • "Klee-Twittering Machine." Retrieved April 28, 2009 from
  • Pioch, Nicolas. "Klee, Paul." WebMuseum, Paris. Retrieved April 28, 2009 from

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