Exploring Paul Klee

This week’s session began with a film brought in by Stephen on Paul Klee. Prior to the film, Miriam and I distributed a range of art materials so that when inspiration hit, the group could begin responding to any aspect of either the film or Klee’s work they found inspirational.

Key themes taken from the film included “rich with accidents…call of the orient….atmosphere…colour taking the lead….black water colour…colour and I are one… watercolour as the ideal translation between the figurative and the abstract…play of equilibrium…balance through play…a transcription of melodic lines…a move from cubism to pure colour…temporal and spacial… a balance of forces at play….quilt-like patterns….the eyes examine the surface like a grazing animal…a combination of solid and fluid structures….never having an end result in mind…devote oneself entirely to the task at hand, surface, tone and colour…winged figures….”

Later that afternoon the group took an opportunity to explore the exciting and diverse work on display at the Stables Gallery’s Abstract Exhibition. Definitely worth a look!

Paul

Debbie
The Group in “Flow”

                                                                                                                                    
Stephen
Christine

Dave M. 
George

                                                               

Martha
Allan

                                               

Diana

Christine

Stephen

Julie
Raj

Rani

Christine

Intriguing window-writing superimposed on George’s Trousers

George
George

Sandra’s continuation of Pop art Collage

Ann
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” – Ray Bradbury

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