Green-Orange Gradation With Black Half Moon
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR62.86
People
Paul Klee, Swiss (Münchenbuchsee near Bern, Switzerland 1879 - 1940 Muralto-Locarno, Switzerland)
Title
Green-Orange Gradation with Black Half Moon
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Grün-orange Stufung mit dem schwarzen Halbmond
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1922
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
black ink and watercolor over graphite on white wove paper, mounted to off-white card
Dimensions
27.5 x 37.7 cm (10 13/16 x 14 13/16 in.)
mount: 34.8 x 47.1 cm (13 11/16 x 18 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in black ink at l.r.: Klee 1922/73
  • inscription: l.l. of mount, black ink, handwritten, in artist's hand: 1922 73 (underlined)
  • inscription: l.r. of mount, black ink, handwritten, in artist's hand: Grün-orange Stufung
Provenance
[Fine Arts Associates, New York, New York], sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1951.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Association Fund
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Accession Year
1962
Object Number
BR62.86
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), p. 110, repr.

Peter Nisbet and Emilie Norris, Busch-Reisinger Museum: History and Holdings, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1991), p. 69, ill.

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 136

Exhibition History

From Werkbund to Bauhaus: Art and Design in Germany 1900-1934, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge

Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/15/1980 - 09/01/1980; Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980

Klee and Kandinsky: Works from the Harvard Collection and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 11/21/1980 - 01/17/1981

20th-Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 09/07/1981 - 11/11/1981

Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983; Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983

Paul Klee, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/17/1993 - 06/13/1993

Visual Music, 1905-2005, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 02/13/2005 - 05/22/2005

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 3), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/20/2008 - 02/08/2009

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 09 Rotation 3), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/13/2009 - 01/17/2010

32Q: 1520 Art in Germany Between the Wars (Interwar and Bauhaus), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/07/2015 - 09/16/2015

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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