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Blossoms and Grains, 1920

Paul Klee

Swiss, 1879-1940
Watercolor, inks and pencil on laid paper, mounted on cardboard
sheet: 9-5/8 x 6-1/8 in. (24.4 x 15.6 cm); mount: 11-1/4 x 7-5/8 in. (28.6 x 19.4 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
© Norton Simon Museum

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This work belongs to a series of intricate drawings in which lines are knotted together in the manner of a fisherman's net. Throughout the composition, which resembles a sheet of music, wavy lines seem to represent the dangling threads of knots or the wispy roots of plant forms.

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