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Scarecrow by Paul Klee, 1935

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Scarecrow by Paul Klee, 1935

A square, a circle, four lines – and the basic geometric shapes have already become a human figure with a head, body, arms and legs.

You can see this picture by the Swiss artist Paul Klee in our museum right now. And if you stand in front of it and look closely, you will discover that he didn't just paint with a brush and paint. The areas in the picture, i.e. the sphere and the square, are all a bit different. For example, he used fabric prints for his scarecrow. In his studio there were always stencils, sieves and brushes ready. This way of painting, i.e. with different tools and materials, is also called mixed media.

Have you ever made an impression of a piece of coarse fabric? What kind of pattern would the tea towel in your kitchen be? Or the beach towel from the swimming pool?