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One Who Understands  1934

by Paul Klee

The squared circle of the abstracted head in Klee's painting is made of the same lines that divide the picture like a cracked windowpane. Klee taught at the Bauhaus - first in Weimar and then in Dessau - between 1921 and 1931 and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf from 1931 to 1933. Hitler's National Socialists declared his work "degenerate" and fired him in 1933. (...
21 1/4 x 16 in. (54 x 40.6 cm)
Oil and gypsum on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art