Paul Klee for Children
Loved by young people across the globe, Paul Klee’s playful paintings are a natural introduction for children to the world of creativity and art.
It’s no wonder that young people are drawn to the work of Paul Klee. The German artist was fascinated by children’s drawings, and incorporated their energy and simplicity into his own work. This beautiful introduction to Klee’s paintings focuses on the artist’s love of color and symbols, his lighthearted technique, and his belief that music and painting were inextricably linked. Children will relate to the stories about Klee’s life and struggles as an artist while learning about art. Eye-catching reproductions of Klee’s masterpieces show children how the artist used lines, pigments, and texture in imaginative new ways. Best of all, enticing suggestions invite readers to try different art activities and projects.
Silke Vry, an archaeologist and art historian, is the author of numerous books for children, including Trick of the Eye: Art and Illusion and Colors in Art: Red, Yellow, Blue (both Prestel).