Title The Importance of Musical Notation for the Development of Paul Klee’s Abstract Art .
Author email ashy_true@mail.ru
About author Alexeeva, Anna V. — Ph.D. student, Repin St. Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. 17 Universitetskaia embankment, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 199034.
In the section Western Art of the 20th Century and Theory of Art
Year 2014 Volume 4 Pages 339345
Type of article RAR Index UDK 7.038+781.2 Index BBK 85.14

This article is dedicated to the role of musical notation in the development of Paul Klee’s abstract art. The aim of this research is to prove the existence of music-painting analogies in artist’s works, which were denied by some scholars (in particular, by S. Partch), and also to reveal the meaning of some of the musical signs in Klee’s art.
Being a professional musician, Klee was a good hand at notation. A line in his works goes as a melody, written by notes. It is located within the scheme of vertical and horizontal lines, therefore the image is flat. Signs of notation give their musical meaning to Klee’s graphic and painted works. Revelation of these features infl uences the principles of analysis of the master’s works and gives a possibility for the new interpretation

Reference Alekseeva, Anna V. The Importance of Musical Notation for the Development of Paul Klee’s Abstract Art .. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 4. Eds: Svetlana V. Maltseva, Anna V. Zakharova. St. Petersburg, NP-Print Publ., 2014, pp. 339–345. ISSN 2312-2129.
Publication Article language russian
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