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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR34.80
People
Paul Klee, Swiss (Münchenbuchsee near Bern, Switzerland 1879 - 1940 Muralto-Locarno, Switzerland)
Title
Apparatus for the Magnetic Treatment of Plants
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Apparat für magnetische Behandlung der Pflanzen
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1921
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil transfer drawing and watercolor on white laid paper, mounted to white card
Dimensions
sheet: 31.6 x 48 cm (12 7/16 x 18 7/8 in.)
mount: 47 x 64 cm (18 1/2 x 25 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in black ink at l.l.: Klee
  • inscription: l.c. of mount, black ink, handwritten, German, in artist's hand: 1921/133 Apparat für magnetische Behandlung der Pflanzen
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
1934
Object Number
BR34.80
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. 112, repr.

Peter Nisbet and Emilie Norris, Busch-Reisinger Museum: History and Holdings, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1991), p. 58, ill.

John Sallis, ed., Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision: From Nature to Art, exh. cat., McMullen Museum of Art (Chestnut Hill, MA, 2012), pp. 177-178, ill.

Exhibition History

From Werkbund to Bauhaus: Art and Design in Germany 1900-1934, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1980 - 04/26/1980

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

Bauhaus Utopien, Magyar Nemzeti Galeria, 03/09/1988 - 04/20/1988; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 05/07/1988 - 06/26/1988; Kunstverein Köln, Cologne, 07/15/1988 - 09/04/1988

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

The Bauhaus and Harvard, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/08/2019 - 07/28/2019

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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