Paul Klee. The Angler (Der Angler). 1921

Paul Klee The Angler (Der Angler) 1921

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In Der Angler (The Angler) a network of lines depicts a fisherman: jagged marks describe his face, and curving, parallel lines form his body, from which the fishing pole and line appear to sprout. Klee said of his drawn line, “It goes out for a walk, so to speak, aimlessly for the sake of the walk.”

Gallery label from On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, November 21, 2010-February 7, 2011
Oil transfer drawing, watercolor and ink on paper with watercolor and ink borders on board
19 7/8 x 12 1/2" (50.5 x 31.8 cm)
John S. Newberry Collection
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© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
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