À la Recherche de Paul Klee (Looking for Paul Klee)

Basic Information

Title: À la Recherche de Paul Klee (Looking for Paul Klee)
Artist(s): Vera Molnar
Date Created: 1970
Framed Dimensions: 32.5 x 32.5 in.
Unframed Dimensions: 26.5 x 26.5 in.
Inventory ID: Molnar-1970-02


initialed and dated within the image lower right

plotter drawing companion piece to the hand drawn version (seen here)

text from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, exhibition Vera Molnar – Speak to the Eye:
In 1970, Vera Molnár was inspired by a Paul Klee painting of a chessboard comprising squares filled with parallel and oblique lines (Variation (progressive motif), 1927), resulting in this major series Seeking Paul Klee. Repeating the template’s square format and orthogonal organization, she filled all 81 squares with parallel and criss-crossing lines, either randomly or using software that she dubbed her « imaginary machine ». These drawings combined optical appeal with compositional rigor, devoid of monotony.


Detail images of the work

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