Medium and Support:
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Listen to a reflection about this object.
Colleen Griffin-Underhill, Gallery Store Manager Speaking on Paul Klee’s Fairy Tales
My name is Colleen Griffin-Underhill and I am the Gallery Store Manager. The piece that I have selected is Fairy Tales by Paul Klee.
If this little painting has hung on MAG's walls since I began working here, somehow I've missed it. I first came across a faded postcard in a pile of scrap paper in my office several years ago. I was surprised to find that it was part of our collection then. I've always been captivated by Klee's colors, so I was hooked by the energy of that blue and charmed by the small traveler almost lost in the color and movement. Klee's magical language of symbols and lines make this piece so familiar to me but even as I write this I've only seen our online images and my faded postcard.
Walking in and out of the dark museum every day these works become part of your life. Greeting you as you rush to a meeting or sending you on your way after a busy day. Here is a stranger to me. I'm thrilled for this chance to get to know it better.
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