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Oriental Pleasure Garden  1925

by Paul Klee

Rather than suggesting a garden in bloom, Klee’s brushwork in Oriental Pleasure Garden illuminates a dynamic scene of sparkling fireworks hovering above a city. Klee created this painting in response to a visit to Tunisia in 1914, which awakened his sense of color and planted him firmly on the path toward abstraction. It is still possible to identify the subject matter ami...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art